Lisa Plaut (FR)

Lisa Plaut (FR) is an artist and designer. After obtaining a degree in Art and Philosophy from Paris 8-Vincennes St Denis University, she then worked as a set designer and later graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Her current research and the project Genetic of a mirage that she intends to conduct at the Jan van Eyck Academie explores how genetic editing, a form of literary criticism that explores the genesis of a literary oeuvre through manuscripts and other original documents, can be used on cultural artifacts and other material culture related objects.   

She is particularly interested in the series of tapestries known as The Lady and The Unicorn, a work of art weaved in Flandres around 1500 and kept in Paris, in the Cluny Museum - National Museum of the Middle Ages. This specific work of art displays a context of growing rationalization and shows the premise of a digital existence that can be paralleled with today’s visual overload and the objects of desire of consumer culture.

Her research will take on multiple forms and trace a composite scenario of recomposed meanings where virtual debris perform as a bridge to connect to the invisible.


Image: Detail of the installation Peeling (2019), etched copper, rubber string. 



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