Born in 1987, lives and works in Brest, France.
Anaïs Touchot's installation-environments invite those who wish to live an extraordinary experience. As they borrow from the universe of wellness and personal development as well as from contemporary art fairs and tertiary marketing, they question the position of exhibition visitors. Are we going to get caught up in the game or do we prefer to adopt a posture of distant contemplation? Are we more serious when we play than when we choose self-control? Where lies our free will, our submission to commercial injunctions, good taste and the cynical detachment of art lovers? With a lot of humor and a cobbled-together aesthetic that adds a touch of punk to her tableaux vivants, Anaïs Touchot questions the liberal and commercial side of an art that claims to be enlightened but does not ultimately escape being consumed in the sauce of capitalism.