MarieVic is a French-born artist currently living and working in New York. After graduating from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, she received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. MarieVic’s work is multidisciplinary, with the use of several medium such as sculpture, photography, video and installation.
Cultivating her own aesthetic vision, MarieVic critiques the fetishised culture of consumption, while scrutinising the allure of luxury, over the crass consequences of a growing throw-away culture. She often employs a decidedly absurdist sense of humor and always aims to explore how the self is performed in different contexts, at the same time individually, globally, and politically.
Her works have been exhibited internationally at Stems Gallery, Brussels, BE; Lishui International Photography Festival, CN; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Nuit Blanche Toronto, CA; Hotel Particulier, New York, US; the Aperture Foundation, New York, US; Hendershot Gallery, New York, US; Artcurial, Auction House, Paris, FR; Eyebeam, New York, US; Reverse Space, New York, US; Red Bull Studios, New York, US and Eigen+Art Gallery, Leipzig, DE. She has recieved the Lishui International Photography Festival Award for Uniclones and FFFMilano Award for her work, Blowing Riccardo.
In « Sunday afternoon at the park » , MarieVic sets her camera in Central Park on a sunny Sunday, capturing small scenes of people leisuring in the park. The video is juggling between wide-shots of the park and close-ups on the ordinary people becoming performers without really knowing it, offering small intimate fragments of life. The work plays with broadcast speed to create loops and repetition within the bodies movements. In such a public and open scene as a park, it seems yet that we are the privileged witnesses of selected pieces of intimacies.