Lito Kattou at Pierre Poumet / Bordeaux

Lito Kattou

Solar Love for the Rapid Felines

28/10 - 17/12/2016

Pierre Poumet Gallery
130 rue Notre-Dame 
33000 Bordeaux

In the exhibition Solar Love for the Rapid Felines Lito Kattou develops a constellation of sculptural works, produced in dialogue with the writing of a homonymous text. Part of an emergent continuum of production, the artworks on show negotiate understandings of materiality and subjectivity through a composition of practices, spanning from digital fabrication to thermochemical elaborations. 

Articulated as weapons, skins, or cosmic elements, Kattou’s works engage with the sculptural potentiality of flatness, processes of embodiment and the transfigurations of material properties within the margins of space and time. Her practice talks about what comes before and after the body, the possibility of its presence and absence, its representation and its abstraction. 

As it happens in the plot of her philosophically narrative texts, subjectivation in Kattou’s work is understood as a series of tactics for the production and the conditioning of the self and the other. The subject is presented as a wanderer, transcending identity and categorization: a composition of voices shifting equivocally between dialogue and monologue. Space, form and narrative is structured around traces left from acts of attack and defence, modes of roaming and intimate communication. Then, the erratic, back and forth movement expressed between writing and sculptural practice becomes for Kattou an environment for aesthetic contemplation. A place of becoming, confrontation and communion. 

*All images are courtesy of the artist and Pierre Poumet Gallery, Bordeaux