My approach, sometimes romantic-conceptual, is an invitation to confront reality. It questions our relationship to others as well as to space, evoking intimacy, love, tenderness, violence, loneliness, but also our relationship to the world, to cities or to borders.
With a poetic and melancholic appearance, my words and my visuals require the viewer to be aware as well as listening to the silence. Among other things, this can take shape simply with chalk or embedded in concrete or steel.
“While walking around a street corner, a word would hold our attention. A quiet intervention would disturb us discretly. We would encounter without knowing an artwork of Élodie Merland...” Read more