Aude Pariset is an artist and co-founder of BCC who received her MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2007. Born in Versailles, she is currently based in Berlin and was included in Based in Berlin, a survey of contemporary artists in the city. Other recent exhibitions include Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw & Letha Wilson at Toomer Labdza, New York; Edge of Glory at CEO Gallery, Malmo; Post Internet Survival Guide at Gentili Apri, Berlin; and Etats de Choses which she co-curated at Darsa Comfort in Zurich.
Through diverse means, Pariset’s current body of work conceptually engages notions of projection and “exoticism”, and its relation to “the ability to conceive otherwise” as described by ethnographer and poet Victor Segalen in his Essay on Exoticism. Segalen's notes suggest a definition of selfhood formed in connection to the constantly questionable borders of otherness. Pariset's work draws a parallel between this condition of mind and the experience of “traveling” virtually.
“Conscious experience, too, is an interface, an invisible, perfect internal medium allowing an organism to interact flexibly with itself. It is a control device. It functions by creating an internal user surface -- an 'as if' (that is, virtual) reality… More important, it also generates a sense of self… much like the mouse pointer on the virtual desktop of your PC… that advises 'you are here'. "
Thomas Metzinger, The Ego Tunnel