Second Nature is a rethought form of cohabitation between man and nature.
It is around this idea that Denise Bresciani has structured her creative residency at La cuisine, an art and design centre.
Through research, collection and experimentation, this visual artist, architect and designer explores new possible relationships between humans and non-humans.
Directly inspired by the physical forms and characteristics of the living, or produced from the recovery of evolving natural materials, her works question processes of transformation and metamorphosis.
By exploring science, from the archaeology of the living to artificial life, but also traditions and protective rituals, Denise Bresciani proposes forms that refer to the fertilization of the earth, to its digestion, to biological procreation. She opens emotional channels and offers penetrable and palpable spaces in which she combines the anthropological dichotomy between nature and culture.
Conceived as a tribute to the living, to what we are and what we will become, her exhibition is permeated by animist, shamanic thought, leaving room for the unknown and the imaginary.
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Born in Italy in 1970, Denise Bresciani, architect, designer and visual artist, currently lives and works in Toulouse, France.
She holds a DEA - State Diploma in Architecture from the Politecnico University of Milan and teaches visual arts at the J. Jaurès University in Toulouse.
Denise Bresciani's work is polymorphic and includes installation, sculpture and performance.
In her research process the artist is close to a scientist. Like an anthropologist, she creates tools that question the human being and his environment by experimenting with spaces of cohabitation.
Through her performances, via the use of food, she offers the possibility of collectively inhabiting the space to live multi-sensorial experiences.
These sculptures and installations are the result of an experimental approach on how to bring ancestral traditional processes and their hybridization to life.
Taking into account the very making of the material in the creative process is a central idea in his work. The process focuses on the use of organic materials of animal, vegetable and mineral origin.
By experimenting with these materials that she collects and makes, and in the desire to blur the boundaries between past and future, her works question processes of transformation and metamorphosis.
This transversal practice allows her to open a reflection towards alternative solutions applied to art and bio-design in the face of the urgencies linked to climate change.