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Mémoires de voyages

Milène Guermont

2 100 €

Year : 2013

Artists generation : Born in the 80's

Category : Drawing

Method : Each “frottages” (rubbing) of graphite on paper uses a Craters Concrete

Size : 10 cm x 15 cm

"Each MÉMOIRE DE VOYAGE is like a postcard, or souvenir of a trip. But it is also the memory of a memory that changes, adding new details that the brain chooses to impose. Although we possess our brains, we are powerless to completely control the process of recollection. The imperfections on the surface of artworks made of Craters Concrete are the result of action I take on the material after pouring, just before its crystallization. In this way they are like a souvenir snapshot of the way I manipulate the concrete at a precise moment.
For each MÉMOIRE DE VOYAGE, I select craters on the concrete for the actual rubbing. By this selective translation, the frottage becomes a new memory of the memory.
The format of an individual “frottage” is like a common postcard. The larger ones are a succession of several MÉMOIRES DE VOYAGE, symbolizing the souvenirs that we accumulate intellectually (memories) or materially (travels postcards, snapshots on a roll of film, images of a movie,…)."

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Milène Guermont

Milène Guermont

Milène Guermont, born in 1981 in Normandy, has diplomas in both engineering and art. She associates hi-technology with the power of poetic imagination.

Milene's work as an artist has led her to create a new generation of concrete, that bring elegance, technical innovation and a human touch to the familiar grey divider of urban space. Her Polysensual Concrete reacts to each individual's unique magnetic field by emitting dashes of bright light and soft echoes from the voices of nature, from falling rain to the electric whispers of passing clouds. This video will tell you more.

Her work has been exposed at Art Basel Miami, Art Paris, New Art Center New York, Salt Lake Art Center, National Archives of France, Cartier Foundation with the architect Claude Parent, Nuit Blanche Paris, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, ...

Additionally, Milene creates both publicly and privately commissioned works. In June 2014, her sculpture INSTANTS was installed in front of the sea in Utah Beach to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the landings in the breach n°00 "Atlantic Wall", Utah Beach during World War II. Futhermore, in honor of this event, her FREE-PLANETs are ordered to be gifts to top figures throughout the world.

In 2015, she is the "coup de cœur" of DDESSIN (Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair), has a a solo video show in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museum of Caen, and is selected by the international jury of "2015: international year of light" launched by UNESCO, MINI AGUA is shown at Villa Datris - Foundation for sculpture and INSTANTS is on Utah Beach.

In 2016, she is exhibited at the parisian Mineralogy Museum (solo show), at the fair ART PARIS by the Ermitage Foundation, at Passager Museum, she creates the artwork A BEAT on the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower and PHARES, and one of her sculptures is installed permanently on a parisian classified site.

Her last monumental sculpture PHARES (5 km of aluminium, light and lime) on Place de la Concorde, has 3 labels (COP 21, PARIS POUR LE CLIMAT, UNESCO) thanks to hundreds of people to make it in just 3 months.

2017 / MINI AGUA, Pavillon Français de l'Exposition Internationale / Astana, KAZ
2016 / LES CRISTAUX, Musée de Minéralogie, MINES ParisTech / Paris, France
2016 / ART PARIS, fonds culturel de l’Ermitage / Paris, France
2016 / PHARES, Place de la Concorde / Paris, France
2016 / CAUSSE, cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris, France
2015 / ARCHI-SCULPTURE, Villa Datris-Fondation pour la sculpture / L'Isle/Sorgue, France
2014 / NUIT BLANCHE, parvis de la Mairie du 15e arr. / Paris, France
2014 / VOILÀ LES DELTON !, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature / Paris, France
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