Bertille Bak

  • Bertille Bak
    Robe, 2012
    Mixed media
    Variable dimensions

  • Bertille Bak
    Collection automne hiver 2013-2014, 2014
    Pewter plates from Nuremberg
    9 x 800 cm

  • Bertille Bak
    Rayonnage, 2014
    Iron, fabric
    Variable dimensions

  • Bertille Bak
    Court n°1, 2007
    Black and white video, 4:3 stereo
    2’30”

  • Bertille Bak
    Court n°2, 2007
    Black and white video, 4:3 stereo
    2’08”

  • Bertille Bak
    Complaisant 30, 2014
    17,5 x 22,5 cm
    Mixed media

  • Bertille Bak
    Complaisant 35, 2014
    17,5 x 22,5 cm
    Mixed media

  • Bertille Bak
    Complaisant 31, 2014
    17,5 x 22,5 cm
    Mixed media

  • Bertille Bak
    Complaisant 34, 2014
    17,5 x 22,5 cm
    Mixed media

  • Bertille Bak
    Complaisant 32, 2014
    17,5 x 22,5 cm
    Mixed media

  • Bertille Bak
    Complaisant 33, 2014
    17,5 x 22,5 cm
    Mixed media

  • Bertille Bak
    Sans titre / série n°7, 2013
    Ballpoint pen drawing on coated paper
    21 x 139,5 cm

Dedicated to observing societies and to the accurate analysis of a site, Bertille Bak delves into communities and the groups by becoming a member and examining their rituals, gestures, and objects, which she later uses in her projects. In collaboration with the individuals she meets, she constructs narratives between fiction and documentaries where poetry and utopias usurp the simple assessment of a situation. Whether it concerns her own community in the mining areas of Northern France or groups that are unfamiliar to her, she never chooses to distance herself or look on from afar. On the contrary, it is all about sharing a passage of life, a struggle, a resistance. Understanding the organization between individuals, listing their personal and collective histories, traditions and folklores, their hobbies and revolts is central to the work of Bertille Bak. No matter what the project, Bertille Bak develops a work focused on the collective with mankind at its heart. Her work believes in the possibility of inventing together different ways of approaching and appreciating reality.

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