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Eric MICHEL

Multimedia artist, lives and works in Paris, France.

 

" (...) Eric Michel questions our relationships with reality, playing on the border of material and immaterial, as an intermediary, a "boatman", according to his words. But he is particularly conscious of the inaccessibility of the aim he is trying to reach. The only important issue for him is exploration. (...) Unlike the charismatic Yves Klein who offered us "ashes of his art", Eric Michel is decided to make us share his physical and spiritual experiences.

At first, the haptic dimension of his work surprises and this sensation with "eye’s touch" invades us. An emotion, an internal echo comes to add to this purely physical effect. The light source which enlightens, which reveals -recurring issue in art history- becomes a subject itself and finds its magnetic power in monochrome and fluorescent colors. (...) The artist destabilizes our perception and succeeds in creating "particular visual states" as said Donald Judd about Dan Flavin. (...) The subject is evacuated for the effect benefit. Eric Michel invites us to experience the Depth; but what the Depth otherwise something unspeakable? "

Rebecca François

Contemporary art historian

Exhibition Assistant Curator,

Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art of Nice, France

la lumière parle (light speaks)
la lumière parle (light speaks)

Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Naissance d'un Photon
Naissance d'un Photon

Venice, Italy This neon artwork, entitled "birth of a photon", is inspired by a Feynman diagram which represents in the space-time the emission of a photon from an event lived by an electron. In a more general way, Eric pursues here, through the dialogue art-science, his search on light and, more generally, on the border between materiality and immateriality. Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Infini (Infinity)
Infini (Infinity)

Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Fluo Pink Square
Fluo Pink Square

" (…) The installation is minimal: four fluorescent tubes (...) shape a square tipped over on an angle. The light circular emission joins the square structure to the radiant circle. (…) " Extract of the text "Materialized lights and unsettled moments" written by Rebecca François, Contemporary art historian and Assistant exhibition curator, MAMAC of Nice for the art book "Behind the Visible" - Le Corbusier / Eric Michel (Edition Bernard Chauveau). Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Platonium
Platonium

Immersive artwork Conception: Eric Michel & Akari-Lisa Ishii (I.C.O.N.) Music: Eric Michel & Frédéric Fleischer Production: CNRS for the célébration of 2015, International Year of Light by Unesco Courtyard of the City Hall of Lyon, Fêtes des Lumières 2016 Prize-winner of the Recylum Trophy of Sustainable Lights 2016 Photo credit Éric Michel © Adagp Paris 2016

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Les Moulins de Lumière (Light Mills)
Les Moulins de Lumière (Light Mills)

Permanent Installation Les Grands Moulins de Pantin Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Passages de Lumière (Light Route)
Passages de Lumière (Light Route)

Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), Nice Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Monochrome Bengale Red
Monochrome Bengale Red

Convent of La Tourette, Eveux Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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Biblioteca Fluo
Biblioteca Fluo

Artwork created in 2007 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, it was integrated into a multimedia immersive installation, 'Biblioteca Fluorescente'. Its title directly makes a reference to Umberto Eco's work 'De Bibliotheca' and interrogates the relationship between the book materiality and the immaterial utopia with the aid of light-language. Photo credit Eric Michel © Adagp Paris 2015

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