Mathilde Benignus | Installation & Drawing
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OBJETS D’HIVER / PANACHE

OBJET D'HIVER is the title of my art residency in Sept-Nov 2016 followed by a solo exhibition in Nov-Jan 2017 at the Gallery Langage Plus in Alma (Québec, Canada). PANACHE is the collective exhibition about Québec I took part in Feb-May 2017, at the FRAC in Sélestat (Alsace, France). About...

Courage time six

Courage time six is a video installation made of 6 videos of 6 foreigners reinterpreting 6 pieces of "German culture": from The Ballad of Mack the Knife to Deutschlandfunk radio's traffic report. Culture is often taken for granted as the usual backdrop, but for foreigners like myself...

Black Blanc Biche

In "Black-Blanc-Biche" I recall my own teenage years where a girl has to act and dress up like a man to go out in the suburbs. The old traditional song "La complainte de la blanche biche" tells the story of a girl hunted by her own...

Suburbs drawings and slams

In October 2005,  two kids died from electrocution by hiding in a power station to avoid a police interrogation, resulting in a power blackout. The incident ignited rising tensions about youth unemployment and police harassment in the poorer housing estates of French suburbs, resulting in weeks of...