From the Studios: Liliane Puthod 'La Réserve'

10 September — 07 November 2020

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Liliane Puthod's La Réserve, as the third edition of From the Studios, a new online series of work by our studio artists.

Liliane Puthod has begun an investigation into the artist’s studio and how it differs from commonly held productive spaces, through a large-scale studio-based project called La Réserve.

Liliane Puthod looks further into architectural forms of production, display and storage as well as exploring notions around the artist’s studio as a place of fabrication, dissemination, and commodification. This research will be shaped around a series of conversations and events that will take place in, and be broadcast from, the studio as a way to tease out existing relationships between multiple or singular economies, places, objects, and individuals.

From the Studios
presents the first iteration of La Réserve, which includes images and sound pieces made in the studio. Each piece aims to capture and generate a sense of where La Réserve is taking place by reflecting on the action of ‘spending time’ and the state of ‘being latent’ in relation to self-contained spaces and objects. Various recordings were taken around the artist’s studio environment; from improvised electronic sessions, readings of manual instructions to noises from the street, Liliane Puthod composed three short soundscapes thinking about the artist’s productive circuit and rhythms of fabrication within a globalised world.

This project is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Liliane Puthod's practice often takes the form of large-scale installations and sculptures using both handmade and industrial materials as a way to confront archaeological and commodified times. She appropriates and manipulates some of society’s existing modes of dissemination, display and production to subtly destabilize what she considers the fabrication of desire and subjectivity in relation to objecthood. Investigating the temporality of everyday life’s consumption, her work questions its perceived value within our globalised world.

Liliane Puthod (b. 1986, France) lives and works in Dublin. She graduated from a Master in Fine Arts at HEAD Geneva in 2013. Selected exhibitions include: Dissolving Histories: An Unreliable Presence, Golden Thread Gallery, curated by Mary Cremin and Peter Richards (2020); Display, Link and Cure, The Complex, curated by Paul McGrane and Mark O’Gorman (2019); How Long After Best Before, Pallas Projects/Studios (2019); Everything Must Go, PS2, Belfast (2019); Awards include; Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary (2019); Summer Studio Residency, TUD, Dublin (2019); Fonds Cantonal d’Art Contemporain (FCAC) Geneva (2015); Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award (2014).

From the Studios features new and existing artwork, alongside opportunities for experimentation and testing ideas as online projects. We present a glimpse into artists’ studio practice through our website and social media platforms.