Based in Paris, Aurore Thibout defines her practice in terms of both art and fashion. Her work blends various media and approaches, including costume design, sculpture, installation, and has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Musee de la Dentelle in Calais, the Atopos Museum in Athens, Underline Gallery in New York…She studied fashion design at the Duperre Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliques and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. Inspired by Memory and Trace, she develops her own range of unique designs a “ Memory Clothes’ series”: collection of one of a kind pieces at the border of clothes and textile art. Awards include The Public Grand Prix Award Hyeres Fashion Festival 2006, The Creation Grand Prix Award from the City of Paris 2013, Villa Kujoyama Art residency 2015. By using traditionnal and craft techniques, she develops collaboration with small scales artisans in France and abroad and presents her work in selected high-end boutiques and galleries. Since 2013, her research on exclusive collections is focused on natural dyes and sustainable printing process, a bridge between heritage, ecology and innovation.
Inspired by the concept of memory and trace, the «Gisants» are called from a dialogue between sculpture and fabric. “Gisants” or “Fossil Clothes” embody life and death at the same time. These stelae testify to the passage of time, archaeological traces, archives captured from past centuries, figures in time but waiting for a rebirth. The pieces presented at this exhibition are artworks that tell a story about disappearance, an homage to impermanence and also a memory call out for the future.