Mélodie Mousset

Künstlerin mit Fokus auf VR-Erlebnisse

Konrad Weber

Die französische Künstlerin Mélodie Mousset lebt in Zürich. Zwischen virtuellen und physischen Welten oszillierend, konzentriert sich Mélodies Arbeit auf die Körperlichkeit der menschlichen Gestalt und die potentielle Virtualität des Geistes. Ihre Nachforschungen entwickelt sie über zahlreiche Medien, darunter Performance, Video, Installation, Fotografie, Skulpturen und interaktive Medien. Für ihre erste VR-Installation „We were looking for ourselves in each other“ erhielt sie 2015 den Schweizer Kunstpreis. Ihre Arbeiten werden regelmäßig international ausgestellt. Mélodie ist seit 2015 regelmäßige Gastprofessorin an der ECAL, Schweiz.

 

ENGLISH

Merging personal narratives into her work and full of surrealist fantasy and humour, Mélodie Mousset’s practice portrays life expanded by discovery and metamorphosis. Her psychologically probing and viscerally introspective sculptures are an artistic investigation into the fragmented body and the elusive self. Her work is at times a whimsical reflection on how we think about the body with the intention of showing how the biological relates to the contemporary idea of the artificial (such as with virtual reality and MRI). Her transmedial practice develops across : performances, videos, installations, photography, sculptures and interactive media. She received the Swiss art award for her first VR installation “We were looking for ourselves in each other” in 2015 and 4 awards in 2017 for her VR project HanaHana which was short listed by The Guardian among the 9 most fascinating indie game at Gamescom.

Mélodie Mousset (b. 1981 in Abu Dhabi, lives and works in Zurich) studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, EBAR, France, Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL, Switzerland, the Royal College of Arts, London, and completed her Masters of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts CALARTS in Valencia, California. Her work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries worldwide, including MOCA (Museum Of Contemporary Arts), Los Angeles; Kunst Museum Stuttgart ; MAC (Musée d’Art Contemporain) Lyon; The Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut; Susanne Vielmetter Project, Los Angeles, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, HeK, Basel and SALTS, Basel.

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