View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Mimosa Echard, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini

I Still Dream of Orgonon

Date: 2016
Medium: Orgonites, resin, found objects, plants, trash
Courtesy of : Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris

One of Echard’s starting points for this installation is Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich’s work and what we named "the orgon".

In the 1930s, Reich – a disciple of Freud’s – imagined a mechanism to store and direct human energies through combinations of resin, metals and crystals. With I Still Dream of Orgonon Mimosa Echard tested and produced her own orgonites. Unleashed in her experimentations, she methodically poured resin over various unexpected elements, favouring a direct relationship with matter and the surprise bought by accidents in the process.
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Mimosa Echard, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Mimosa Echard, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini