I Still Dream of Orgonon, 2016
Copper bracelet, currency (euro cents), medicine wrapping, pink clay, taro, aluminium, mirror, fake nails, chrysanthemum, dried seeds, vegetable moss, crystal ball, cherry leaf, epoxy resin
27 cm x 10 cm | 10 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches
Mimosa Echard’s practice is inspired by the creation of hybrid eco-systems where the living and the non-living, the human and the non-human coexist. Born in 1986 in Alès, France, Echard lives and work in Paris. Her works explore areas of contact and contamination between the organic objects and consumer items — elements that can be perceived as ambivalent or even contradictory through our cultural conventions. At the core of the artist’s compositions and installations, medicinal plants collected in her garden or from the inhabitants of her native village create a symbiosis with the cosmetic products or electronic components; copper foils and metal chains bind to cherry pits, lichen and snail shells. Towards this work by Mimosa Echard, the gaze is first surprised by the heterogeneous objects, before being seized by a secret relationship between forms and materials. Gradually, the community of forms, materials and objects emancipates from the artist’s hand, becomes fluid and autonomous.
Echard has exhibited her work in various internationally renowned institutions, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul; and Cell Project Space Gallery, London. Mimosa Echard’s works have joined the collections of the MAC VAL; CNAP — Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris; Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Sadami Art Foundation, Dhaka, among others.
See more of Echard’s work here.