My artistic practice focuses on performance and installation. It questions the poetic and political aspects of resistance present in slowness, emptiness, silence and trembling. I deploy ambiances that I activate by making dialogue between the body, the sound, the light and the sculpture. My fields of research and experimentation question the philosophical dimensions of skin and listening to make visible the porous resonance between the body, the acoustics and the atmosphere of a space. I explore the photographic and video image to question the immobility of the image and its possibilities. The notions of haptics, proprioception and synesthesia intermingle and respond to each other.
I work in particular with the interface of the epidermis: place of convergence between the interior and the exterior. The resonance of all these places that we carry within us and that carry us, inhabit us, make us fantasize. The surface of the earth and that of the skin, our thin films that brush against each other.
” Mysterious could be the word which tints Jenny Abouav’s works. This young artist remains in the shade of its creations while bearing its with her presence. Her performative gesture asserts itself thanks to varied camouflage strategies. Then, these strategies are becoming key-elements in her performances. Jenny Abouav conceals the hu- man body and turns it into a sculpture. She reveals her determined and mechanical potential, wether it deals with her movements, her voice or her breath. We could talk about robotization which may explain her appeal for insects, hard-shelled beings, graphic and neatly articulated in a specific way. In order to shape these hybrids, Jenny Abouav uses the body, sculpture, lighting and the sound. The sound often takes a very special place in the twilight, she carves it like a raw material diverting ubiquitous sounds, bodily habits or handling volume. Jenny Abouav’s work encourages the one who look to look with his ears, to hear the lighting and to feel materials.” — Maria Landgraf