Cindy Dumais works in many directions at once, developing parallel journeys that constitute consistent bodies of work. Each project is an attempt to combine these journeys, between writing and the visual arts, presenting themselves as visual experiences of narration, close to the stories of dreams and manifesting the rapport between man and the sacred and supernatural. Her research on the indeterminate, unattributable, unreferenced form expresses the changing nature of the individual and the hesitation of things to choose an identity.
Take all the roads
Take All The Roads (2018) ) is presented as an enigma, a personal design that suggests the idea of a confusing journey that spectators can walk, inspired by the poem The Road Not Taken (1916) by Robert Frost.
More than a hundred years distant from Frost, Cindy Dumais has created an installative reading of the poem as a set of trails. Truth and illusion are approached as a visual poem and a philosophical reflection that evokes an imagination of the impossibility of knowing whether we are right or wrong. Does a right path exist? The project also prompts reflection on the simultaneous experiences of one and the same person, evoking magic, encrypted meaning and fragmented time.
An extract from the poem by Robert Frost :
[…] I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Curator : Art Souterrain