A TAPESTRY OF SHARED JOURNEYS
Exhibition by JESSICA HILLTOUT & VIRGINIE SAMYN
8th Febuary to 28th March 2024
When I learned that I had breast cancer, Jessica suggested keeping a record of my life throughout my treatment. It lasted a year.
This exhibition reveals the intimate journey of the artist Jessica Hilltout, and me, Virginie Samyn, intertwining our paths to form a complex tapestry of shared experiences. These delicate moments are captured with finesse in the presented works, where each glimpse seems to weave subtle threads of a story that is both unique and universal.
Jessica Hilltout is a Belgian-English artist based in Brussels. Her childhood unfolded outside of Europe until the age of 18. As a young woman, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography in England. She has always been moved by the life force that manifests even in the most cdifficult situations. Her approach involves nurturing connection, experiencing these moments and capturing images, thus providing an intimate perspective on resilience in the face of adversity.
Thanks to Jessica for this immersive experience that sculpted a distinctive dynamic, prompting a reinvention of our relationship with ourselves and others, through the eyes of the other and one’s own gaze.
Thanks to Esther our host, who, by opening her space to us, gives us a true stage to extend our journey to you.
In sharing, I reveal myself.