Flore Saunois In her installations, sound pieces, performances, sculptures and publications, Flore Saunois explores the materiality of language. She is interested in the threshold between the appearance and disappearance of things, how the act of naming creates the real. To draw out the fleetingness of an object, an event, or phenomenon; to sketch out the contours of possibilities; these are all means of evoking and questioning their conditions of existence. Her work offers a rereading of the principles of conceptual art, playfully exploring the gap between the trivial and the extraordinary, finding latent poetry in the derisory.
Born in 1987 in Pertuis, Flore Saunois graduated from the Universität der Künste Berlin (2012), the Academy of Theatre of Rome (2014), and the Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2018).
Her work has been presented at the Reid Gallery, Glasgow; France Culture (2017); APA (A performance Affair – Art fair), Brussels; MAC (Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille); CipM (Centre International de Poésie Marseille); Château de Servières, Marseille (2018); Institut Français de Hambourg; Collection Lambert, Avignon (2019); MAMC+ (Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de St-Etienne), Manifesta 13, Friche la Belle de Mai, Galerie des Grands Bains Douche, Marseille (2020).
Her texts have been published by the Centre Internationale de Poésie, the Bureau des Positions, Novo, and Éditions Extensibles.