Alisson Schmitt

2 Feb — 27 Apr 2019

Alisson Schmitt solo exhibition’s title sounds like the brand name of one of these Ayurvedic carpets you can shop at Nature & Découvertes.

Playing with marketing methods and strategies, the young artist sets the scene for a new situation at the heart of her practice, which for several years has problematized, used and abused the codes of what is commonly referred to as "the well-being market".

Karmamousse at Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain is somehow a fusion (in the culinary sense of the term) of two iconic fields of the new age consumerist universe - Hatha Yoga (very popular in the Western world more for its physical virtues than for its spiritual ones) and the Tarot de Marseille (or more precisely its major arcanas) - chosen above all for their philosophical and practical qualities.

The artist invites us as participants to a scenario she made up. The exhibition becomes a space to play and practice where the Tarot de Marseille arcanas take place on yoga mats (well, not all of them, only those traditionally wearing leggings), where is screened a docu-drama featuring the Temperance, the Devil and a dancer who lived in India. All that in the throbbing light of the flames.

In partnership with Documents d'Artistes Bretagne
In the framework of the Chantiers-Résidence