“I choose not to establish hierarchies in my work — I can use a book about a contemporary artist, a Russian novel, a children’s book, a magazine about a cult in my neighborhood, a treaty on rabies… Being unclear is important. My practice is inhabited by elective affinities that make up the fictional community in which I work. Let’s say I’m a language interspeciesist with a slightly perverse bent. I address someone with something in order to secretly talk to someone else.”
The work of Anne Bourse is traversed by whirling lines and letters evoking burlesque cartoons or psychedelic frescoes. They invade the surfaces of books, clothes and papers of all kinds. However, and although she works with different media including painting, drawing, and textile or textual productions, her practice is predominantly cadenced by the continuous motion engaged by a writing of the self. Her work has been shown at Parc Saint Léger (Pougues-les-Eaux), the Centre international de l’art et du paysage (Vassivière), Florence Loewy (Paris), Pauline Perplexe (Arcueil), Marcelle Alix (Paris), Cassandra Cassandra (Toronto), Fondation Ricard (Paris), and more recently Palais de Tokyo (Paris).