In the video installation Still Life with Fallen Fruit (after A Breath of Life, Clarice Lispector), Elisabeth Belliveau presents multiple compositions in which the artificial and the natural merge and life and death are alternately transposed from one thing to another. In this flow of still lifes, she redraws the boundaries of waste and aestheticism. Belliveau aims to capture material narratives and moments of transformation. The elements produced before the lens, some of which were collected during the artist’s residency in the vicinity of Itoshima in Japan, blur the opposition between living and inanimate. They testify to an erratic, organic dimension that exists outside the processes of categorization.
Still Life with Fallen Fruit (after A Breath of Life, Clarice Lispector) (2017–2019)