In X-ray, painting interrogates photography and becomes the very embodied sign of looking. A photo of clandestine passengers hiding in a lorry carrying bananas and aimed at promoting sophisticated detection equipment becomes the canvas onto which painted forms elicit our attention, compassion, proximity and distancing. By confronting and intersection paining and photography X-ray questions the ethical boundaries of the visible, the use of X-rays to detect irregular migrants and the wider the context of economic globalisation.
Claude Chuzel is a protean artist showing the world the finger through video, photography or painting. She is a visual artist and associate professor of literature in Paris, where she lives and works. Her works intersect photography, writing, video, and painting through creative and progressive mutations. Through the juxtaposition and blurring of different registers she disrupts existing codes of representation.