Impulsive Control / 6:27 minutes
Artist name: Mélodie Mousset

The project started with the artist’s desire to produce an image of her skull being opened up. The final result of the project extended to 14 ceramic vessels – sculptural snapshots of moments of osculating movement, as well as three videos, which capture the process of the vessels production, a mesmerizing act of endurance. In collaboration with the ceramist, Mark Zumstein, The video, filmed from above, capture the initial impetuous of the project by presenting the illusion of the artist’s head as a malleable mass that can be opened, extended and molded. The work becomes an illustration of a process in which the contents of the mind becomes a formal artifact.

Melodie Mousset was born in 1981 and lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She has studied at the National d’Arts Plastique, EBAR, in Rennes, France, the Superieur d’Arts Visuel, ECAL, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Royal College of Arts, London, and most recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Through a practice incorporating video, performance, drawing, and installation, Mousset has developed a playful but incisive methodology for examining our various identities and selves. Her work was recently included in “George Herms: Xenophilia” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and she has been included in exhibitions at Clifton Benevento, New York, and at Wall Space, New York, among others. Mousset’s work will be presented in an upcoming solo exhibition at The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, in February 2013.

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