CV119 - Catherine Bodmer, Synonymes — Emmanuelle Choquette
CV119 - Catherine Bodmer, Synonymes — Emmanuelle Choquette

CV119 - Catherine Bodmer, Synonymes — Emmanuelle Choquette

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Ciel variable 119 - Against Nature (Winter 2022)
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Catherine Bodmer, Synonymes

By Emmanuelle Choquette

The result of a long process punctuated with residencies in Mexico City, the project called Synonymes revealed the importance that Catherine Bodmer affords to time, encounters, collecting, and transformations, as tiny as they might be. Combining photography and text as variations on a single subject (a plant market), the exhibition evinced Bodner’s interest in a space and those who inhabit it. Emmanuelle Choquette notes, “Bodmer uses the strategy of accumulating layers to highlight tension between legible and illegible, between similar and dissonant.” An idealized view of a plant stand may be a symbol for “strength and resistance.” Bodmer’s documentary approach and digital manipulations convey these multiple relationships with a place. 

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Emmanuelle Choquette, “Catherine Bodmer, Synonymes” in Ciel variable, No. 119, Montreal, 2022, p. 85-86. 

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