I question the possibilities of dialogues which suppose the interaction of several people, of several words, of several speeches, of several voices.
I am interested in the absurdity of dialogue governed by systems, mechanisms and norms, observing the workings of these structural relationships and the vacancies that we take turns in in social contact.
I continually scrutinize our relationships to extimacy and self-staging.
I try to understand the knots of ordinary violence, the sheep of dust that sits between the plinth and the floor, the blade of grass that grows between two concrete slabs.
I approach this with a kind of happy melancholy so that I don’t get into resentment.
I try to approach these things through different means such as speech, humor, the false self, science, mathematics, the images that flow from our different screens, storytelling, stereotypes, self-staging. , the fact of speaking alone, the domination by the verb, the knowledge, the madness, … etc
Mélodie Bajo is a young artist born in Paris in 1995, she lives and works in Toulouse.
In 2015, she graduated from a DNAP at the École Supérieur d’Art des Pyrénées in Tarbes and in 2018, she obtained a DNSEP with the congratulations of the jury at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse. In 2020/2021, she is participating in the Post-Diploma POST-BC program run by the ISBA of Besançon and the EMA Fructidor of Chalon-sur-Saône.
Her work has been presented notably at Lieu Commun, at the Salon Reçoit, at the Address of Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse and at the Maison Salvan in Labège in 2019. In 2019/2020, she was invited by Éléonore False to do a residency at the library of the Musée des Abattoirs, which will be followed by an exhibition at the Musée des Abattoirs – FRAC Occitanie in Toulouse in 2020/2021.
She develops a reflection around the question of dialogue and the different roles that populate our social interactions. The mediums she uses most often are writing, voice, video, sound, performance, and sometimes some programming software.
“Je voudrais vous faire part de mon problème”.
“I would like to share my problem with you” is to explore and attempt to understand the forms and staging of other people’s extimities. Through stories, anecdotes, discussions collected on various forums such as Doctissimo and an email address provided for this purpose. The goal is to create and stage dialogues and the roles that compose them.
This project brings together ten recordings which are staged conversations from the forums of the Doctissimo website. These conversations are available on the website https://jevoudraisvousfairefairepartdemonprobleme.com as well as on podcast platforms such as Spotify, Deezer, Google podcast, iTunes Podcasts …
“I would like to share my problem with you” is a series of self-produced podcasts, directed, directed, edited and mixed by Mélodie Bajo with the voices of Thomas Esteves, Claire Lacabanne, Rachel Vignaux and Mélodie Bajo.
These figures are algebraic formalizations of these Doctissimo conversations, inspired by the mathematics of Jacques Lacan. To make these diagrams, I measured four aspects: the character speaking, the number of sentences per line, the number of times the person spoke about himself and the number of times the person turned. towards the other, became interested in others.