Laurie Joly develops a multidisciplinary artwork on the body, which evolves according to convergent questions in aesthetic, social and political fields.
In first, she investigates the corporeal identity in relation to materiality and according to the close relationship body / space / time. Body becomes a medium and the artist creates actions and performances. Photographic and video image take part to keep records, thereafter in the research of transversality.
Then, she focuses on the Western contemporary, standardized and prescriptive, representation of the body and she considers the question of an evanescence of the corporeal identity. In videos, projections and installations, she shows a homogenized body, result of an erasure practice, on the body or its image, of the body’s distinctive signs and marks, or she shows a mechanical body, often fragmented in the image and in space. The body-spectator becomes a parameter in the art process, thinked, as well as image and sound, through movement.
Then, she questions the technological surveillance in its use of data and with regard to the emergence of the body’s co-presence, a parallel and simultaneous presence, electronic in its nature, immaterial and originally imperceptible. Her practice contains protocol, based on photographical, mathematical, technological… rules, to reveal this co-presence in interactive video and/ or sound performance, installations and devices, in series of photographs and digital compositions. As new material, co-présence is also used to offer new modes of sensitive perception and comprehension of the represented space.
Her work is internationally presented in art exhibitions, in contemporary art, video art and cinema festivals, as well in conferences and seminars (Canada, Colombia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Marocco, Slovakia, Tunisia).
She gratuated from the Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design ESADSE, the Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University UPEM and the Research Lab of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris ENSADLab.