(xxiv) RELAUNCH THE DREAM WEAPON
RELAUNCH THE DREAM WEAPON
Goswell Road at Sultana Summer Set, Arles
Opening 5 September 2021
Exhibition 5 September - 30 October, 2021
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For Sultana Summer Set, Goswell Road presents a solo show by French artist Alison Flora. All the paintings in the show are made by Flora using her own blood, self-harvested through intravenous blood extraction, questioning the simulacrum of violence and resistance. With medieval representations, esoteric symbols, subcultural signifiers, and an individual view of "contemporary hell" (stress, social anxiety, personal trauma...) she constructs a universe where mysticism and madness merge.
"Blood is inherently ambivalent. It has played and continues to play a fundamental role in all civilisations. Blood defiles and purifies, it is masculine and feminine, beneficial or dangerous, and spreading it can be a crime or a sacred act." Alison Flora
Goswell Road previously showed Flora’s blood paintings in the first edition of Haus, Vienna, in September 2020.
Alison Flora is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Toulouse, south of France. She has a master's degree from ESA Pyrénées and has participated in several group exhibitions (Drawing Room 017 at La Panacée Montpellier in 2017, Sorcières et Chamanisme at Galerie La Papesse Toulouse in 2020) and is preparing to do a personal exhibition in Toulouse. in 2022. She also won the Sabotage residency in Saint-Jean-De-Luz in 2018.