Venus in survival mode: Lousnak
Multidisciplinary and committed artist, actress and director, Lousnak has been working on the Myth of Venus for several years. This project responds to the following injunction of the Quebec Armenian designer: “While the earth spins on itself – at 1600 kilometers per hour – we keep destroying it and destroying ourselves a little more every day. Despite genocides, wars, racism, hatred, the pandemic, abuse and destruction of our natural resources, it is still love that keeps us standing! It is with this certainty that I built the universe of The Birth of Venus “.
She works on this figure of love and desire to respond to fatalities and destruction in a desire for survival that she also writes in other series. But even Venus is not treated in a Botticellian way but in a dystopian form far about birth its about survival. Venus must manage, disentangle herself from a net and network traversed by various intensities of memory, thought, sensation.
Lousnak’s work helps us understand that the line is not where we think it is. Her treatment is not in the subject but in the art form and the search for “where it resists”. The extreme is therefore only interesting when as with such a creator her treatment moves away from merely mimological or libidinal perversions. From obsession we suddenly slide towards a particular magnetism. Of life or death. With its secrets and puzzles. The work therefore possesses a rare force of subversion. She recalls that true nudity can only be captured after having faced the nudity of language to the end.
Lousnak : La Naissance de Vénus
October 7 to 24, 2021
3623 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V5, Canada