Ora et Labora: Flavie Audi

18 November - 18 December 2021

Text by Aliya Say


Ora et Labora – “pray and work” – is a Benedictine invocation that introduces us duly to the meditations and elaborations of Audi’s latest show. Prayer and action, dreamwork and contemplation, effort and grace – such are the guiding poles of duality and connectedness explored in the work. These verges are best epitomised by water and mineral – the two primary elements that the sculptures, with their fluid organic swivels and curves, appear in dialogue with: as if a tangible conjuration of the “primordial soup” from which all life may have been birthed several billion years ago.