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Félicie d'ESTIENNE d'ORVES

Visual artist, lives and works in Paris, France.
 
The material of Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves is light. Her installations and performances call upon a phenomenological knowledge of reality and question the conditioning of our gaze. In her work, light is both the tool and the subject. She is interested in defining the limits of space, both physical and cosmological, through light and its speed. 

Winner in 2019 of the Vasarely Foundation prize and guest artist-professor at Le Fresnoy (Studio National des Arts Contemporains), her installation "Eclipse" joins that same year the Beep Collection Electronic Art (ES), as well as the Iberdrola Foundation (ES).

Since 2020, she has been commissioned to create permanent works for the Grand Paris Express as part of the "Tandem" program in collaboration with the Dietmar Feichtinger architectural firm, and as part of the New Sponsors program for the city of Leuven (BE).

Photo credit © Guillaume Perrin

MARTIAN SUN
MARTIAN SUN

This video installation and bas-reliefs open a window to the red planet. The installation takes up the topography of three major sites in the search for a life signature on Mars (GALE CRATER, JEZERO, VALLES MARINERIS) whose lighting reproduces in light intensity, the height of the sun on the horizon. 2019 Video installation and bas-reliefs © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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LIGHT DNA
LIGHT DNA

One of the most important sources of matter and energy in the universe is the violent explosion of a star, resulting in a supernova. Each artwork is a gradient obtained from spectrometric data from three supernovas: Cas A, Kepler and Tycho. The colors correspond to their chemical components such as neon, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, argon, calcium, iron. 2019 Light sculptures © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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MARTIAN SUN
MARTIAN SUN

This video installation and bas-reliefs open a window to the red planet. The installation takes up the topography of three major sites in the search for a life signature on Mars (GALE CRATER, JEZERO, VALLES MARINERIS) whose lighting reproduces in light intensity, the height of the sun on the horizon. 2019 Video installation and bas-reliefs © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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MUSICA MUNDANA
MUSICA MUNDANA

The installation is composed of two circular sculptures of 6m in diameter placed opposite each other on the walls of the former chapel, which has since become the documentation and information center of the Longchamp college in Marseille. Associated with Venus and Mars, the 2 circles are crossed by a luminous line which makes a complete rotation according to the time of displacement of the light to the Earth. 2021 Light installation 1% for arts © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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PRIMEVAL ATOM
PRIMEVAL ATOM

Georges Lemaître, a physicist and priest from the city of Leuven in Belgium, argued that the physical universe was initially made up of a single particle - the Primeval Atom - which gave rise to space, time and the expansion of the universe that continues to this day. This site-specific artwork presents the reality of the expansion of the universe into the city. 2022 Sculpture route Les Nouveaux Commanditaires, Leuven, Belgium © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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KYIL KHOR
KYIL KHOR

Resulting from a collaboration with the GANIL (Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds), the installation "Kyil Khor" explores the links between the contemporary physics of the atom and the ancestral philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism through the form of the mandala. This water mirror with programmed vibrations draws a set of patterns and geometries inspired by Tibetan mandalas. 2020 Installation accompanied by a musical work of Éliane Radigue © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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DEEP FIELD
DEEP FIELD

“The luminous brightness of the flame passes through both a lens and the slide of a view taken in 2014 by the Hubble space telescope, in the constellation of Fourneau. "Deep Field" thus reveals, on a surface of 1 cm2 of the celestial vault, in an apparently empty region, nearly 10,000 distant galaxies, themselves comprising several thousand solar systems." Thierry Voisin, Télérama 2019 Installation © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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CONTINUUM
CONTINUUM

"Continuum" was created in tribute to the pioneer of electronic music Éliane Radigue (born in 1932) and designed from images taken by NASA probes. The film shows an hour-long sunset over Mars accompanying the sound composition "Koumé". 2019 Performance/show or installation © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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COSMOGRAPHIES
COSMOGRAPHIES

In this Euclidian space, the artist - land surveyor, uses the light vectors (laser pointer) to highlight invisible perspectives, temporal connections between celestial and geographical data. In several sites of the salar of Atacama, the lines of light connect the sky and the earth, and structure ephemeral links between close celestial objects and those of the deep sky. Photographies of Land Art installations © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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