[ISEA94] Artist Statement: Ghislaine Gohard – Moksha (Language is a Virus)

Artist Statement

A plunge into the infinity of an electronic feed-back simulating the influence of ‘moksha-remedy’, a psychedelic substance proposed by Aldous Huxley for the non-verbal education of adolescents. Question: Can images be a remedy to the language virus denounced by the writer William S.Burroughs?

Note: The images of this video were created for the choreographic performance of “La porte Jaune ou le corps revelateur” by the French company Spid’eka, and projected onto the bodies of the dancers during the performance.

Duration 4’15”

  • Ghislaine Gohard was born in France in 1961. She graduated from the Montpellier School of Fine Arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier) in 1984 and produced myriad art video tapes. Since 1983 she has broadcasted on French television (TF1, CANAL PLUS, FR3, LA SEPT, TV5) and cabled networks and shown at various festivals and exhibitions. She began working with computer graphics in 1987 creating video, computer generated graphics and computer animation for video installations and choreographic performances.