Maïder Fortuné

Maïder Fortuné, born in 1973, studied literature and theatre (École Jacques Lecoq, in Paris) before entering Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts, where she developed a performance-related practice of the technological image. This somewhat atypical itinerary relative to classical fine arts training programmes has contributed to the singularity of her work. With its great formal rigor, Fortuné’s work commands all the viewer’s attention for a genuine experience of the image and its processes. Often playing on fantasy and wonder, she draws on the styles of Samuel Beckett, Maurice Blanchot or Virginia Woolf for the suggestive power of words. Each time, the screens or video set-ups are chosen for their appropriateness in relation to the subject and the mise-en-scène. Whether shown with video projections, small monitors or plasma screens, the size of the images and materials used vary in proportion to the precise scale of the bodies. Within the frame, the bodies move about in sets simply defined by the quality of the light or darkness.

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