The Journey  Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris 10 September - 31 October 2015    The Journey  is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life.    The Journey  unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations.    The Journey  is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.  All photos by Frédéric Albert.

The Journey
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris
10 September - 31 October 2015

The Journey is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life. 

The Journey unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations. 

The Journey is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.

All photos by Frédéric Albert.

  Refuge  2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm

Refuge 2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm

  Refuge  2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm

Refuge 2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm

  Oilstone 01: Transparent  2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm

  Oilstone 01: Transparent  2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm

  Oilstone 01: Transparent  2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm (detail)

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm (detail)

  The Journey,  Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)

The Journey, Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)

  Folded Zodiac 01  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)   Folded Zodiac 02  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)

Folded Zodiac 01 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)

Folded Zodiac 02 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)

  Folded Zodiac 02  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm

Folded Zodiac 02 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm

  The Journey,  Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)

The Journey, Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)

  Oilstone 02: Transcendent  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable

Oilstone 02: Transcendent 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable

  Oilstone 02: Transcendent  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable (detail)

Oilstone 02: Transcendent 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable (detail)

  Deluge in a Cup  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (foreground)   Refuge  2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm (background)

Deluge in a Cup 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (foreground)

Refuge 2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm (background)

  Deluge in a Cup  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)

Deluge in a Cup 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)

  Deluge in a Cup  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)

Deluge in a Cup 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)

  The Best of All Possible Worlds  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

The Best of All Possible Worlds 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

  The Best of All Possible Worlds  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

The Best of All Possible Worlds 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

  The Journey  Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris 10 September - 31 October 2015    The Journey  is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life.    The Journey  unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations.    The Journey  is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.  All photos by Frédéric Albert.
  Refuge  2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm
  Refuge  2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm
  Oilstone 01: Transparent  2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm
  Oilstone 01: Transparent  2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm
  Oilstone 01: Transparent  2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm (detail)
  The Journey,  Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)
  Folded Zodiac 01  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)   Folded Zodiac 02  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)
  Folded Zodiac 02  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm
  The Journey,  Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)
  Oilstone 02: Transcendent  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable
  Oilstone 02: Transcendent  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable (detail)
  Deluge in a Cup  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (foreground)   Refuge  2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm (background)
  Deluge in a Cup  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)
  Deluge in a Cup  2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)
  The Best of All Possible Worlds  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable
  The Best of All Possible Worlds  2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

The Journey
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris
10 September - 31 October 2015

The Journey is a new body of work which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life. 

The Journey unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and installations. 

The Journey is Seton's first look at these issues on a universal level, and highlights the struggles which are common to all people, and all nations.

All photos by Frédéric Albert.

Refuge 2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm

Refuge 2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm

Oilstone 01: Transparent 2015, Bianco carrara, stainless steel, motor oil, plinth, tarp, rope, 100 x 38 x 42 cm (detail)

The Journey, Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)

Folded Zodiac 01 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (foreground)

Folded Zodiac 02 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm (background)

Folded Zodiac 02 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, rope, spigot, 56 x 42 x 35 cm

The Journey, Galerie Paris Beijing, 10 September - 31 October 2015 (installation view)

Oilstone 02: Transcendent 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable

Oilstone 02: Transcendent 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, motor oil, tarp, rope, dimensions variable (detail)

Deluge in a Cup 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (foreground)

Refuge 2015, Bianca Carrara, eyelets, palette, 110 x 120 x 170 cm (background)

Deluge in a Cup 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)

Deluge in a Cup 2015, Bianca Carrara, stainless steel tray, tarp, water, rope, Tasmanian oak stand, dimensions variable (detail)

The Best of All Possible Worlds 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

The Best of All Possible Worlds 2015, Bianca Carrara, tarp, tin bucket, sand, light, fan, dimensions variable

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