In Mathilde Rosier’s films, performances, installations and paintings, all stories are formulated by dance and music. However, sound, bodily gestures and symbolic motifs narrate without words, so that the stories at first elude rational descriptions, evade direct perception but are real all the same.
Mathilde Rosier’s current work is influenced by her years of experience with dance and physical gestures in relation to the narrative representation of space and time. Having dedicated much of her art practice to an investigation of a possible fusion of the animal realm and the human being, her most recent research is focused on the human figure, especially on the representation of movement. In her latest works she underlines her will to give life to the paintings and the collages usually strictly related to her performances where sound, body and action combine all together.
The figures of the dancers become acrobats and from this concept Rosier has started to work on the idea of tumbling, the art of falling. The notion of falling implies a momentary loss of usual perception, a confusion that leads to a loss of identity. But this fall and this loss being a disruptive moment can also be an opportunity for a renewed understanding, a healing. It is just a question of attitude toward the fall, which can lead to an existential interpretation related to the present condition in France and not just there.
Mathilde Rosier was born in Paris, and lives currently in Burgundy, France. solo exhibitions and performances has been shown at Camden Arts Center London, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Serpentine Gallery London, Kunstverein Hannover and Musée du Jeu de Paume Paris. In the last years, She took part in group exhibitions at Galleria de Arte Moderno, Milan, Kunsthaus, Graz, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.
Read about Mathildes exhibition In Revolution. Resolution of Some Hierarchic Orders in our exhibition space Der TANK.