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    Charlie Malgat TONGUE STORY

    Charlie Malgat 


    Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, October 8, 2017

    SARDINE is pleased to present a playful and visceral exhibition called TONGUE STORY by French video artist Charlie Malgat. It is her first solo exhibition with SARDINE and in the United States. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, September 9, from 6 to 9 pm and runs through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

    “This_ is the tongue story, of not just any tongue, 

    This_ is the story of a strong and curious organ 

    Who has found the vital force to break off the link 

    Between itself and her original body.”

    -Charlie Malgat, excerpt from her poem The Tongue Story

    The work assembled in TONGUE STORY is an imaginative installation of video, poetry, and sculptural forms. The video recounts the search for the destiny of all tongues who are alienated souls and want to liberate themselves and scream their deepest desires. The poem, The Tongue Story, is the score to the video and acts as a lyrical hymn, uniting all tongues. A pile of bean bags made of latex and cotton in the shape of huge red and pink tongues, acknowledge the humor and absurdity of this idea. Creating a world where perception and sensation are both acknowledged carnally, Malgat demonstrates her commitment to the manipulation of images and ideas. According to the writer Théo-Mario Coppola,  “By investing in the aesthetics of non-sense and producing a mythological discourse on language, Charlie Malgat deconstructs the values and beliefs of the relation to corporeality.”

    Her work explores the paradoxes of our contemporary world by mixing irony, digital FX, and melancholy. As an artist using digital media, she tries to create new beliefs using the potential provided by new technologies. With passion, she celebrates inside her videos the apparition of new contemporary figures and explores their aspirations.

    Charlie Malgat was born in France, in 1990 and currently lives and works in Paris. From 2009 to 2014 she studied at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2013, she attended an exchange program at Columbia College in Chicago, where she learned more about simulation, animation and special effects. Malgat has shown her movies at Palais de Tokyo in the program of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. More recently she was a part of the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours) at the Monnaie de Paris curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and last year she showed with the Galleria Continua in The New Industrial World curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or