Te Whare Hēra resident Louise Hervé has arrived in Wellington [fr]
In partnership with Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency, the Cultural Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand has developed a special initiative enabling the participation of French contemporary artists in the residency programme in 2016-2018.
The 2016 recipients are Etienne de France (who was in residence from February to April) and Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet (in residence from May to July).
Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet
Both born in 1981, Louise and Chloé have been working as a duo for more than ten years. They have different backgrounds: Louise studied Art and Art History and graduated with a B.A. in 2003 and a M.A. in 2005, while Chloé went on to achieve a PhD in Anthropological History in 2010. They started working together in Paris in 2000. Since then, they have been pursuing research-based projects for two or three years at a time, each chapter of research taking the form of a film or a series of films, an exhibition or a publication. Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet are represented by Marcelle Alix gallery.
Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet’s artistic practice focuses on the act of narration. Their stories bring together historical facts, popular fiction, B-grade movies, and museum dioramas into film, installation and ‘didactic performances’ – a mixture of lecture, performance and conference.
Spectacles without Objects (2016), their most recent body of work, examines the staging of spectacle by historic ideological communities to enact and communicate their visions and philosophies.