In a controlled and supposedly normal world, it is
impossible to live without making big concessions in order to survive, one
day to die “empty”. As an artist, I want to express this smothering and to
parody it in all its paroxysm through my artwork. It is a direct language
which speaks deeply about our primitive agitation.
We hear, we feel, we see, before undergoing the education in the codes of
the good, normal, citizen.
I express what is left out, and what does not fit in this world, and I
express it with— and through—feelings and emotions. I don’t want to regulate
my art - I want it to escape from me with a furious shout of “NO!”
This “NO” should be our first word in this life.
Life could be marvellous and strong, but we made it ugly and conventional -
what we live is not the “true life”.
I try to (re)live, to (re)feel through my visual world. For most people, the
visual world I create can appear cruel, insane, pessimistic, but for me it
is used to discharge my emotions. I believe that one “chokes” in this
A well made world for a well made life - or vice-versa.
It is always marvellous for me to meet other like-minded artists, to see any
artwork that dares to shout.
My artwork has been used on CDs and record covers for musicians
in genres such as techno, experimental/alternative, and heavy metal, and
recently I worked with science fiction writer Mariano Equizzi for his film
Exhibitions in galleries and salons don’t really interest me - I prefer to
work with others, to share emotions. I treat galleries as a recreation - a
means of taking stock, to enable me to view my work from a distance.
In the same way I do not have a “country”, and I regard myself as being a
multi-field and international artist.
Everything is an experiment in this life, and I think that through new
technology, particularly the internet, we can live “the emotion disfigured”
towards “a static and dangerous bureaucracy.”
It is easier for me to express myself through virtual networks and to feel
another world here, another language, where sensitivity and emotions can be
I have been inspired by several artists, mainly those of the Dadaist and
Expressionist movements, as well as others such as Arnulf Rainer, some
performers, and the Butoh, too.
“We were the dark incarnation of the anger and the
laughter of the Earth gods and the defiance of the irrational feelings
that have been rudely abandoned and suppressed admidst the swift
rationalizations and standardizations of all aspects of life… And
especially those aspects of life accompanied by post-war, economic
development and urbanization.” — Hijikata
Doing art is for me, living intensely and sharing
something disturbing and intense with the others. Never mind if this
disturbing way of thinking is bad, good or other . To me, it's good to be
different from the way of our mainstream way of living .
Some reviews on my work i like
“Un univers parfaitement inquiétant et tout aussi parfaitement maîtrisé.
Une visite qui donne corps de façon équivoque mais néanmoins concrète aux
peurs et angoisses transmises de génération en génération. La mort,
l'inconnu, la douleur, la folie, les rites, le sang, les espèces cachées,
disparues, le tout mixé en un kaleïdoscope visuel à la puissance rare et
dérangeante qui ne sombre jamais dans le grand guignol. Poupées, masques,
collages réveillent à chaque fois une part plus ou moins bien enfouie au
plus profond de chacun; le mérite de Françoise Duvivier est de nous le
rappeler sans le moindre détour.” — Art Hunter - REAL ART
"Là où l'image donne
un corps aux mots impuissants, et peut rejoindre l'autre côté de la paroi,
celle entre les deux mondes, celui du vivant, celui de la mort. Les
sombres compositions mortes-vivantes de Françoise Duvivier : collages,
LE WUB _ DERIVATIONS DANS LES OBLIQUES
This bio/statement has been also featured in the Lazarus Corporation site
Please do not use any art without the express permission from the artist
CONTRIBUTION TO MAGAZINES AND BOOKS + INTERVIEWS
-Poetry magazine -collages-
ND N°13/USA/ -interview about "M°RIQUET" with Dan Plunkett.
SENSORIA FROM CENSORIUM/Canada/ -John Marriot- Alternative
BROADCASTS AND SOLAR INTERRUPTIONS/Canada/ -"Songs of the New Eros"
-Video/new music/collages:"Les archives calcinées"
RRREPORT/USA/-visual contribution to a magazine for RRRECORDS -collages-
BLOCKAUS N°3/France/ -Poetry
BONESAW N°1/USA/ -graphic
book -collages and poetry-with John Bergin and James O'Barr.
-Alternative magazine/underground art/
BROMIA/GREECE/ -Alternaive magazine /new music and underground art/
LONG NEWS IN A SHORT CENTURY/USA/-poetry
magazine -several issues with collages
-Poetry magazine -several issues with collages.
ELECTRIC SHOCK TREATMENT/England/- Music
magazine/new, indus'.../ collages next to an interview with LUSTMORD.
THE MOWER N°2/Germany/ -"Memoria Pulp"
-Alternative magazine/underground art/ -collages + masks.
UNDER THE FLAG/Belgium/ -Music magazine/new,
indus'..../ -visual cover, collages + interview.
SIDELINE/Belgium/ -Music magazine/new, indus',
techno'..../Interview with Collages with Seba Dolimont.
NOYADE MECANIQUE/Belgium/ -Alternative magazine/underground art and
sf/horror movies and literature/ interview with collages
-Alternative magazine/underground art/ -several issues with collages.
listing of foreign'zine addresses i know.
-Poetry book including collages of F.Duvivier and poems of J.Lehmus.
FIST N°5/England/ -Music magazine/new,
indus'..../ -several collages-
SENSORIA FROM CENSORIUM N°2/Canada/
-Alternative magazine/underground art/ -collages+dolls+masks.
K.O.F N°8/France/ -Music
magazine/new, techno', gothic..../ -Interview + collages with Walter
magazine/hard rock, heavy ,death metal.../ interview + collages with Harold
-Music online magazine/new, indus', techno'...../ -Interview + collages,
dolls, masks with Ben Didier
Paintings, (digital) collages, sculptures, stories, reviews from Europe,
USA, Australia, Japan, Outerspace ...