ISCP TalkDecember 20, 2011
Performance: SUPER FRAGILISTIC by Hélène Picard
Performance will start promptly at 6pm and will end at 6:30pm.
According to French artist Hélène Picard when someone arrives in New York they feel that the American dream is still alive regardless of their past or current ambitions. Each person senses the hopes and fears of the millions of immigrants that arrived before. Picard packed her furniture and gave up her home prior to moving to New York. When looking for a suitcase she thought about Mary Poppins, the famous nomad nanny with a magic bag. Picard wondered how to fit an entire house, her personal belongings, culture and story in a simple bag. Super Fragilistic is an ongoing project about the immigrant, realized by Picard at ISCP through a 30-minute silent action.
Helene Picard (born 1972 in France) graduated in 1998 from the School of Fine Arts of Paris, and was awarded the Casa Velazquez Residency in Madrid in 2000. Picard currently works and lives between Madrid and Paris.