In Pierre Rousseau’s book “Historie de L’Avenir,” numerous diagrams illustrate how microscopes and magnification have altered our perception of the world. These diagrams are characteristic of Amelie Bouvier’s point of departure in her ongoing series “Movements and Disruptions”, following the curve of existing data sets and inventing new lines towards fictional futures. The drawings question perception by playing with the effects, measurements and various notions of scale as they change over time. Bouvier’s work begins with the utilization of archival images and diagrams from various sources, such as scientific and military archives, Google and science-fiction material, as it explores lines between real and imagined perceptions. The drawings transform images and specific details of events in order to provide new perspectives on the identity and agency of a place and time.
Amelie Bouvier, born in 1982 in Paris, has had several international solo exhibitions including those at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Museo Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, Spain, and at Carpe Diem, Arte e Pesquisa in Lisbon, Portugal. She has participated in international group exhibitions at Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugual, Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Madrid, Spain, at Verbeke Foundation in Belgium, and at the Museu da Cidade in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been included in the 16th Biennale de Cerveira and in the 6th Biennale de São Tomé e Principe. She was selected for the Iselp prize “Hors d’Oeuvre” in Brussels and was named the best emerging artist at the Just Mad Fair in Madrid, as well as a finalist for the CIC’Art Prize.