Laurie Joly develops a multidisciplinary artwork on the body, which evolves according to convergent questions in aesthetic, social and political fields.
In first the artist investigates the corporeal identity in a relation to materiality and according to the close relationship between body, space and time. Body becomes a medium within actions and performances in which the photographical and videographical image take part, initially to keep records, then in a research of transversality.
Thereafter Laurie Joly focuses on the Western contemporary, standardized and prescriptive, representation of the body, considering the question of the corporeal identity evanescence. A group of videos, of videographical and sound projections and installations reveals a homogenized body, result from an erasure practice, on the body itself or on its image, of its distinctive signs and marks. An other part 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 the artist 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. In this context, protocol incorporates art practice, with photographical, mathematical, temporal, technological… rules, to reveal this co-presence within interactive performance, installations and devices, in series of photographs and digital compositions. As new material, co-présence is also used to offer new sensitive modes of space perception and comprehension.
Laurie Joly's work is internationally presented in art exhibitions, in contemporary art, video art and cinema festivals, as well in conferences and research seminars (Canada, Colombia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Marocco, Slovakia, Tunisia).
The artist 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.