Feat. Interview in TAR MAGAZINE | The Ocean Inside the Mirror, By Luca Lisci


TAR Mag Feature

Vanessa Daou

The Ocean inside of the Mirror

by Luca Lisci

In one of New York city most known contemporary art fair we meet Vanessa Daou, artist, musician, singer.  Getting from one piece of art to another, we walk together talking about Mirrors, Sensuality, the Ocean and the Future ..some month later Vanessa gives TAR magazine’s readers a special exclusive gift: ‘Feather Waltz’ , her new song, an hommage to music composer Kevin MacLeod.


LL  While listening your sounds and lyrics we are surrounded by a charming, sensual energy.

How does your art relates to sexuality? How do you define ‘feminine’ ?

VANESSA DAOU  Sensuality & sexuality are intricately connected for me. In many ways, it’s like a game tug of war, when the rope is being pulled one way or the other. t’s the same rope, but the two sides are distinctly different. And like the game, if one side pulls hard enough, the balance will tip, and the game ends, as does the fun. The idea is to find that balance.

 My art revolves around these themes, and within the walls of that thematic space, I find infinite interest as all aspects of (my) experience & existence come into play.

I associate sensuality with grace, and sexuality with power. These are, again, two distinct attributes that reside in oneself, and, consciously or not, we’re always choosing or taking sides. Culturally, we’re living in a time where power is winning the game, and, given the choice, most would probably choose power over grace.

The ‘feminine’ to me is a quality. I’ve always associated the ‘feminine’ first-and-foremost with grace, or more accurately, the feminine will always be associated  with grace: a woman will always be measured up and against it. She either has grace, or she lacks it. She is either ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’. As with many (dare I say, most?) ideas and concepts, there’s no English word for being a little bit of both. For the most part, society isn’t satisfied with ‘in-between’.

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