On the occasion of her new exhibition at the Maubuisson Abbey, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves narrates in her own way the intersecting destinies of man and the cosmos. Most notably inspired by ancient Egyptian stories on immortality and the nocturnal journey of the solar god Ra on his boat, she invites the spectators on a poetic and metaphysical trip to the land of shadows and reborn light.
Through mirrors and sculptures in which light plays a predominant role, the artist questions the deep fields of space and time. She questions humanity’s relation to the beyond through the cycle of matter within the universe, the birth and death of stars. Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves provides enough to make us dream as well as meditate : of which distant dreams are we the memory ?
Olivier Schefer, writer and philosopher
Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, ISEA2023 laureate artist