BIOIn various media, Céline Mathieu mingles linguistic and bodily sensibilities with an element of play. Often executed in temporary solid materials (from performance to plasticine sculptures), she is interested in what can not quite be pinpointed. Fluid modes of production (hypnosis), appropriations from the semi-scientific field and lightly unsettling electric machines, all attribute to a reading experience that is both conceptual and sensory.The context in which the work is shown strongly directs her practice, which is emphasized by the way elements of display and textual components of the exhibition are incorporated as cohesive parts of the work. Recurring elements are a glass of water, a novel, plasticine, found electronic devices and tactile surfaces.
In the last year she has exhibited at AIR Antwerpen and Extra City in Antwerp, and at Home Session and La Virreina in Barcelona. The upcoming performance will take place at Vooruit in Ghent with Self Luminous Society
In collaboration with Christophe Clarijs, as Fellow Beings, she does editorial and graphic design of artist publications, editions, and exhibition printed matter. They work for the poets-in-residence at Jan van Eyck Academie, and recently became part of the editorial team of Tubelight, magazine for young art criticism in the Netherlands.
She was a participant of the writing program of Kunsthuis SYB and part of residency programs Bar Tool Barcelona (2019) and STRTkit Antwerp (2018). In 2019 Céline will be supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
Website design by Fellow Beings (Christophe Clarijs & Céline Mathieu). Photo documentation of works at Extra City by Chloë Delanghe.
Her interest in (bodily) language and the instability of our rigid systems of knowledge and understanding, also form the basis of Céline Mathieu's performance practice in CMMC with Myrthe van der Mark.CMMC performed at Trampoline gallery (/’haɪə en (nʊ)/, 2018), invited by Castlefield Gallery (Manchester, Performance Program, 2017), at off-fairs Poppositions (Brussels, 2015 & 2016), P/ART (Hamburg, 2015), Wo Meine Sonne Scheint (Rotterdam, 2014).
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Céline Mathieu performs her own work with CMMC, and performed pieces for and by other artists: Julian Hetzel / Schuldfabrik, Human Soap at CAMPO Ghent, Chantal Yzermans at De Grote Post Ostend, Haseeb Ahmed at Institute for Aerodynamics, Karina Beumer at Art Rotterdam and Base Alpha Gallery, Daniel Linehan Vita Activa at De Singel Antwerp, Hans Theys at De Singel Antwerp, Jonathan De Winter at AIR Antwerp and for Ulrike Quade Company as dancer performer and puppeteer in Finland, Czech Republic, Colombia, China, Chile, France, The Netherlands, ...