Rare are the artistic experiences that leave you breathless. To the point where you will only say few words to the ones who were not by your side that day, at the City of Fashion and of Design to discover the bewildering exposition
Here you are in front of a wooden sign. A Mediatory invites you, a smile to the lips, allowing you to blindfold your eyes. Despite your apprehension, your curiosity is stronger. Your eyes blindfolded, you shut out the exterior world and hear, for the first time since you’ve arrived, the birds singing.
It chirps, it tweets, and you even hear a few flaps of the wings. The children beside you have a febrile laugh and you only have one want: removing your blindfold to closer see these birds that you imagine as multi-coloured, reaching the edge of this curious initiation, to lay an image on top of your emotions.
You know Emilie Faif, to the least, if you do not know her face, you certainly know her gentle and poetic universe through her textile creations or architectures that she has just as well proposed to the Minister of Culture, at the Centre of Pompidou, to Isabel Marant or to Hermes, a few of many others. Each of her creations is a call to dreams, to beauty and to lightness.
The artist arrives with delicateness to regrow the border between the real and the immaterial. She reinvents the space to create a dream like universe. The birds that you discover are the fruit of her imagination that she has shared with rightness.
"The Birds" are the representation of a new world in which she invites the young to slip beneath the goodwill of their elders. The calls are done louder. The Mediatory retells you a story about a country far away in pastel tones, before allowing you to finally remove your blindfold to then hand you the keys of the exposition.