In Mathilde Rosier’s films, performances, installations and paintings, stories are formulated by dance and music. However, sound, bodily gestures and symbolic motifs narrate without words, so that the stories elude rational descriptions. Mathilde Rosier departs from the secure terrain of verbal rationality in her work and moves toward an understanding of the world through bodily experience. This approach connects Rosier with two historical, female predecessors: the artist Louise Bourgeois, who as a feminist pioneer linked “subjective narration” with art, and the dancer Martha Graham, for whom movement was an expression of “inner music” and who integrated influences of modern painting and ceremonies of indigenous peoples in modern dance.
Mathilde Rosier (FR 1973) lives and works in Berlin and Bourgogne, France. Her works are included in institutional collections such as the Kadist Art Foundation and Museum Abteiberg. Solo exhibitions and performances have been shown at Castello di Rivoli Turin, Institut Kunst Basel, Art Basel Parcours, Camden Arts Centre London, Museum Kunstpalais Erlangen, Serpentine Gallery and Musée Jeu de Paume Paris.
Compilation of video excerpts
by Mathilde Rosier