Diane Guyot’s installation is composed of sets of signs on which are projected slogans and videos. They present projections of young girls playing with their phone, taking selfies and using masks and distortions offered by the Snapchat application. The girls allow the images to become wild and uncomfortable, probably because the Snapchat publications disappear after 10 seconds. It’s the parade of monsteresses, vomiting pineapples, explosions of little girls or even squirrels munching on peanuts. The vertical signs are vehicles for messages. The support is as important as the message itself. Thus, the content of the projection is not fixed. It evolves with the context and its research. The artist appropriated the boredom of these young girls to evoke the innocence of a possible uprising. It becomes an attempt at expression and at the extraction of alienation in a space and a time where it is more and more difficult to defy the norm.
Diane Guyot is a French Marseille-based artist. Guyot is currently the artist-in-residence at Lieu Commun, Toulouse (FR), working on a project that includes a hundred participants. At the same time, she works in collaboration with LSB, Apt -a firm that develops sterile modular rooms- and in immersion at l’Hôpital Européen, Marseille. She will have a solo exhibition at ‘La Halle des Bouchers’ Vienne Art Center, opening in September 2018. Her first monograph will be published by the end of 2018 by Immixtion books. Diane Guyot is represented by Bombon Projects, Barcelona (ES).