Mathilde Rosier’s installations, sculptures, paper works, film and music performances often embody fictional offshoots or parts of a narrative. Constellations of self-made costumes, mystic representations of animals or nature often seem like props, an abandoned stage set, or solitary protagonists of a narrative that is entirely unfamiliar. The combination of painting, film, and theater constructs oneiric situations that allow the beholder to lose any sense of space and time. At the same time, within these “dream states,” characterized by empathy, a precise and conceptual analysis of codes and effects of various forms of representation in our society takes place.
Always dealing with references taken from archaic cultures, her first videos were more mystic tales that have turned into performative rituals of celebration.
Mathilde Rosier presents:
Lake, 2004, 8:00 min
Morgenrock, 2009, 25:00 min
All the time I walk with time, 2010, 14:00 min
Fougère, 2010, 4:00 min
Mathilde Rosier (b. 1973 in Paris, France) currently lives and works in Berlin and Bourgogne, France. She studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris and Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She had solo exhibitions at Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany (2012), Camden Arts Center, London (2011), Kunstpalais, Erlangen,Germany (2011), Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2010), and has performed at the Freud Museum, London (2011) and at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2009). Recent group exhibitions include: Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2011); Abteiberg Museum, Moenchengladbach,Germany (2010), Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2010), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden,Germany (2009).