Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Count Down 18 Days to Go – Nathalie Joffre

Counting down to 31 August with a run-down of artists longlisted for last year’s Art Prize, we’re taking a look at Nathalie Joffre, whose art film Burst (2011) was longlisted for the Video, Installation & Performance category. Concerned with our relationship to the past as an intimate and performative experience, Joffre often works at a local scale in order to immerse herself in a specific space or territory.

Burst (2011) is a video installation with sound that questions the notion of intimate spaces, focusing on two relevant places in the artist’s childhood: a bathroom and a washing house. The work is divided into three actions with balloons that together form a ritual: blowing, bursting and collecting. Through them, Joffre expands the spatial, temporal and mental limits of the body – the primary intimate space.

Joffre is a French artist working in photography and video. She studied Art History and Fine Art in France before gaining her MA in Photography at London College of Communication in 2012. She is the recipient of a 2013 grant from the French Ministry of Culture for a video art residency. Her last video work, He told me that his garden…, has been awarded the Sproxton Award for Photography (2012) and is shortlisted for the Prix ICART 2013.

This year’s Art Prize is now open for entries, and invites artists to submit their work into any category: Installation and Performance, Painting and Drawing, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Photographic & Digital Art. Enter your art before 31 August

1. Nathalie Joffre, Burst (2011). Aesthetica