Insomnia is a powerful testimony to the artist’s passion for environmental conservation and the survival of endangered species. These deep concerns are at the heart of her artistic approach. Insomnia is a series of nocturnal insects, meticulously reproduced in wood and mounted on boxes. Under each of them sparkles a candle. Everything is set in a black enclosure, creating a feeling of almost claustrophobia. The exhibition evokes both a scientific display of specimens and religious icons.
However, the artist adds an element to it that challenges classification systems. She assigns each of her specimens a new name. “My intention extends far beyond mere documentation. It is a process that, through my personal experiences, allows me to reclaim nature… my goal is to create views opposed to the pre-established definitions in our culture vis-à-vis nature.” According to her, there is an urgency, a need to reactivate an alternative relationship with nature since our knowledge and our interaction with this world have been disrupted by technological progress and the values conveyed by the economic system.