Memory As A Room: A Conversation with EMMA STRANGWAYES-BOOTH
Hosted by Melissa Unger

Monday October 24th, 2016



41 Bd de Magenta

75010 Paris

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We are pleased to announce that the artist Emma Strangwayes-Booth will join us for a discussion about her newest project Memory As A Room.
This courageous multi-media project explores a poignant and traumatic event in her life – the loss of her child during pregnancy.
Through the alter ego Bird Girl, a Jungian archetype and a recurring symbol in her work, Emma was able to access her memories from that time to revisit the event as well as her own near-death experience. This exploration and expression of her unconscious and subconscious mind helped her with her ensuing physical and emotional recovery.
Join us for this brave and fascinating discussion in which we will explore a number of topics including: the alienation between ego and self, ‘paraconceptual art’ and how to use creativity and imagination to transcend pain and to affirm life.
“By embracing the chaos and savagery of my story I seek its rational balance, emphasising the harmony that can be found within this seemingly chaotic experience. On a molecular level Memory As A Room resurrects and rebuilds my narrative, in order to make peace with it.”
Emma Strangwayes-Booth is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. Born in Johannesburg in 1975, her work has been shown internationally, at venues including the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, the ASideBSide Gallery in London, the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York and the See Exhibition Space in Long Island, and as part of a pop up exhibition at the Louvre in Paris. Emma Strangwayes-Booth was long-listed for the FID drawing prize in 2015. She currently lives in Paris, France with her children Raphael & Margot and her husband Yann.
+ Cette discussion sera en anglais. Notre programmation alterne entre français et anglais.
+ Photo of Emma by Laura Stevens. Originally shot in Laura’s signature color palette, we have taken the liberty of transforming it to black and white.