Nicole Jolicoeur
Petites proses (Petite prose I, II, III)

1998

Silver prints on paper (3 elements)
120 x 120 cm each
2003.6.1-3
Gift of the artist

Jolicoeur’s Petites proses series is the result of her research on the female body and on 19th-century medical studies of “hysteria.” The intersection of scientific and artistic thought invokes a space in which this work prompts questions about truth, representational modes, and authenticity. The artist’s interdisciplinary methodology blurs the lines between these two domains, questioning the ability of art or science to adequately represent these themes anew.  Aside from the connotative power of scarification, tattoos – suggesting witchcraft and the occult – the prevailing motif is that of the body’s vulnerability when subjected to the designs of male-dominated science. Jolicoeur’s photographic subjects are given a voice so that the narrative behind them can finally be heard.

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