Céline B. La Terreur - The Terror’s Salon

Sound installation – Art experiment, hypnosis, drawings, performances

After having experimented with hypnosis for several years, Freud chose to abandon this technique, which he considered to be a magical act that constituted a rape of personality.[1]

Welcome to the Terror’s Salon, where you can lie down in comfort on a canopy bed worthy of a Dracula movie to admire portraits of magnificent women and experience a hypnosis session led by Céline B. La Terreur.

This sound installation, which is based on the contents of Le livre noir de la condition des femmes (The Black Book of Women’s Condition), comprises a hypnosis exercise that gives a troubling overview of the female condition, describing the fate of millions, maybe billions of women who currently live with fear and violence.

As it says in the book, “this journey around the world could act as an incentive to all to break the silence. As a commitment, in some way […] Because the silence that surrounds these human dramas exacerbates the impression of a political and public indifference that is already too widely felt.”

With this work, the silence is broken.


[1] RAGER, Dr. G.R. (1973). Hypnose, sophrologie et médecine.  Recherches avancées.  Paris : Fayard.

2015, The Terror's Salon,  Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2013, The Divine Tragedy : The Tower, Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2012, Guitar (S)Hero, PAPIER12 Art Fair, Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2011, Coquillage rock II, Jean-François Meyer Gallery, Marseille

2011, Coquillage rock I, ART MANDAT, Barjols, France

2009, The Antechamber of Death, articule, Montreal

2002, Mouvances,  Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2001, La vie en roses : petites suites pour clichés mordants, B-312 Gallery


Until Death Do Us Part   is an installation in which the wedding cake
acts as a starting point to address the problem of domestic violence.

A large variety of cakes and desserts are displayed, like an extravagant sweet table at a lavish wedding. At first glance, these cakes may seem delicious and sophisticated; however, as we observe them, we realize that they contain a world of pain and violence.

A product of long-term research, this body of work questions the general attitude of indifference towards domestic violence.
It is wrong to believe that domestic violence is not really a widespread and disturbing problem (1).

This work is also an exploration of the medium of painting. It was created mainly using acrylic on wood, plastic and metal.
The final product becomes a sculpture, made from paint.


  1. «Of all environments (work, public places, domestic), living in a couple seems to be the most dangerous context for women (...).
    Widespread and trivialized domestic violence forces women to live in terror.»
    - Maryse Jaspard : Les violences conjugales en Europe /Le livre noir de la condition des femmes

2019, Until Death Do Us Part,
Maison de la Culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles

Photos : Richard-Max Tremblay

Photos : Mike Patten


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