By Ogova Ondego
Published July 4, 2015
A three-month art exhibition of correspondence between an artist and a nun is about to open in the British capital, London.
Aptly titled Correspondances: Pierrick Mouton & Sister Germaine, the show shall run in the Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, July 17-September 27, 2015.
The exhibition of emails, letters, photographs, video diaries and films between east London-based French artist, Pierrick Mouton, and French-Cameroonian Protestant nun, Sister Germaine, spans a five-year period.
“What began as a project to document the daily life in a convent in Versailles,” a media release on the Edward Ball-curated exhibition says, “soon changed as Pierrick Mouton’s relationship with Sister Germaine developed and he became interested in documenting and understanding more of Germaine’s life. In turn Germaine’s intrigue with the project and the camera grew as she became fascinated with how to record her own daily life.”
Saying the exhibition carries a “touching film made by Sister Germaine showing the lives of the nuns and a collection of her photographs,’ Bow Arts who manage the Nunnery Gallery, say the project is underpinned by “the intimacy of dialogue and correspondence: between two humans getting to know one another, and between two different film aesthetics and two different perspectives. The main exchange between Mouton and Germaine is the camera, which shows their shifting relationships between artist and muse, filmmaker and filmed subject.”
The show, that charges no gate fees, shall be open 10.00AM – 5.00PM, Tuesday – Sunday.