"Silk thread embroidered on burnt cotton," "The manifestation" is a work made on cotton that I burned with a pyrograph. The burning creates accidents that make the drawing escape me, the fabric ignites and creates cracks in the image.
Then comes a very long silk embroidery work, which both "repairs" the image and represents the flames of the representation. This new series looks at what scientists have come to call "the anthropocene era", that is to say, the geological era in which human activity has come to influence the ecosystem and living things to the point of modifying them.
It is a question of printing - burning - in the medium, the state of immobile astonishment in which I am, like many, immersed in the face of the extent of the new cataclysms and social crises that humanity is being led to witness. Faced with this collapse of the world as we know it, I burn to draw, then I embroider with silk as if to repair the disaster imposed on my support. Long, uselessly, like a Helen in vain." - Emmanuelle Mason