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Félicie d'ESTIENNE d'ORVES

Visual artist, lives and works in Paris, France.

 

The work of Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves combines light, sculpture and new technologies. 

Her research focuses on vision, its processes and conditioning. Her immersive installations use a phenomenological approach to reality, they underscore the perception of time as a continuum. 

Since 2014, the artist’ researches focused on space in relation to astrophysics and to study the natural light cycles. 

Her work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou - Nuit Blanche (Paris) - New Art Space / Sonic Acts (Amsterdam) - Watermans Arts Center (London) - Elektra Festival / BIAN (Montreal) - Maison des Arts of Créteil (Créteil/FR) - Le Centquatre / Nemo International Biennial of Digital Arts (Paris) - OCAT (Shanghai) - ICAS (Dresden) - Aram Art Museum (Goyang /KR). 

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARTIAN SUN
MARTIAN SUN

The installations take 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 Installation © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

ECLIPSE II, COSMOS
ECLIPSE II, COSMOS

from the "Cosmos" series 2012 Video sculpture 1,5 m of diameter / 30 kg © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

MARTIAN SUN
MARTIAN SUN

The installations take 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 Installation © Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, Adagp Paris

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