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Mathilde Heu

MA work

Epicentre

Sound installation, steel, bone conductors (transducers), 3.7 m x 3.6 m x 2 m, 2018.

In order to experience the sound piece, the viewer is invited to lean on the artwork, positioning their elbows on the bone conductors appearing on one of the cube's faces, and placing their hands over their ears. Resting on one of its edges, the cube and its three spears references the x, y and z axis, a crossing point which is the point '0' of the world, or 'origin' and which defines our position in space. By leaning on the artwork, the viewer is directly connected to the 'epicentre' of the sound sculpture; kneeling on the edge of what one can think of as a breach or opening. The sound piece is composed of different white noises known as 'Unexplained Sounds'. These are believed to be the result of large icebergs scraping the ocean floor or icequakes in Antarctica.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018

    Specialism

    critical-Practice

  • Mathilde Heu is an emerging Swiss/French artist based in London, whose multi-faceted practice encompasses drawing and writing, as well as sound and sculptural elements. Alongside her practice, she carries out critical and analytical research which examines the forms of the 'infrathin': small occurrences in our daily lives and surroundings. Interested in the ambiguity between micro and macro worlds, she often confronts the viewer with large installations. These act as crossing points which question our own proportions and place in the world through their undetermined scale. 

    In her most recent works, she explores 'high density' points, which seem to contain a whole world in themselves. Thus emerges a cluster, a constellation of these multiple 'crossing points'.

  • Degrees

  • MA Contemporary Art Practice / Critical Practice, RCA, London, 2018; Bachelor of Fine Arts, ECAV (École cantonale d'art du Valais), Switzerland, 2016; Maturité Gymnasiale (Visual Arts), LCP (Lycée College de la Planta), Switzerland, 2013.
  • Exhibitions

  • Are you ready?, Museum of London, London, 2017; Exposition de Diplôme (ECAV), Halles USEGO, Sierre (Switzerland), 2016; D'un monde à l'autre, Les Halles de Porrentruy, Porrentruy, 2015; JJ/MM/AAAA, Espace de la Grenette, Sion, 2015; Le Grenier 7ème édition, Le Grenier, Lausanne, 2015
  • Awards

  • Dissertation: Upside-Down, from indifference to difference, obtained with distinction, 2017; Selected for the Royal College of Art Delegation, 4th International Awards for Art Criticism, Shanghai, China, 2017; Dissertation: Exuviation, de l'aporie à l'oeuvre, obtained with distinction, 2016.