Czarownica by Marion Vasseur Raluy

“The old lady carries a basket of wild herbs and shoots that she has just gathered; it weighs heavy as time on her arm. Her footsteps on the path are the footsteps of her mother, of her grandmother, of her great-grandmother. She has been walking under these oak and pine trees for centuries, gathering wild […]

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The End of Nature: Interview with Angelika Markul

Mylène Ferrand:Your work is not only structured around moving images it also manifests your interest in “planetary” research and existential metaphysics. Above and beyond the darkness frequently encountered in your work, recent pieces have gained in intensity and depth, as is the case, quite literally, in Yonaguni Area (2016). For this video, you filmed the underwater archaeological […]

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Mylodon de Terre by Florian Gaité

Text only in French version. Artiste savanturière[1], Angelika Markul traque à travers le monde — terrestre, céleste et aquatique — les preuves concrètes de son archéologie spéculative, déployée sous forme de sculptures, de vidéos, d’installations et de dessins.

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Super 4 by Luc Boltanski

The Salt of the Earth A. History of Fission I Her lips moved and she said: “The Magic Mountain”, remembers Françoise, the wife of Stan Ulam, at a bend in the path. On seeing the Hill for the first time. A large sanatorium set in snow. Immaculate desert of salt vitrified by ice. The blessed […]

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What is lost is at the beginning by Jaroslaw Lubiak

Rarely do we consciously participate in the creation of beginnings and there is nothing surprising in this – upon being born, we find the world already ready. When we experience reality, we are usually confronted with the result or continuation of a process – not with its beginning. However much we were to know about […]

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Hearts of Stone by Florian Gaité

Hearts of Stone. From fantastical nature to biological minerality. I sensed that they contained within their immoveable mass, the entire range of possible material transformations, without excluding anything, not even sensitivity, intelligence or imagination. Roger Caillois, Le Fleuve Alphé, Paris, Gallimard, 1978.   From ‘pictures of stones’ to ‘dreams of stones’, the mesmerising power of […]

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From the Earth to the stars by Pascal Lièvre

This text exists only in French version La maison des arts de Malakoff existe dans un monde qui n’existe pas avec ou sans nous, un monde ou tous les objets du monde existeraient sauf le monde qu’il nous est impossible de pouvoir nous représenter dans son absoluité. Angelika Markul cherche toujours à transformer le lieu […]

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Human Speed by Jeanne Truong

FROM CHERNOBYL TO THE FALLS OF IGUAÇU AND THE CERRO PARANAL IN THE CHILEAN DESERT, ANGELIKA MARKUL INVITES THE VIEWER ON AN INITIATORY JOURNEY TO THE “TERRE DE DEPART” [LAND OF DEPARTURE]. AS THE WRITER JEANNE TRUONG ASSERTS, THE WORK OF THE ARTIST CHANGES SCALE, SHIFTING FROM A PERSONAL INQUIRY INTO ORIGINS TO A MEDITATION […]

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NATURE & FUTURE by Daria de Beauvais

NATURE & FUTURE by Daria de Beauvais Natura naturans and disfigured nature Conceived as instances of captivation, Angelika Markul’s works place the viewer at the heart of a dizzying interplay of forces. Nature plays a predominant role, taking the form of an underlying protagonist that is forgotten by the vicissitudes of the present and which, […]

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Angelika Markul’s Demonology by Jarosław Lubiak

  “…physical Teleology, (…) if it did not borrow from the moral Teleology without being observed, but were to proceed consistently, could only found a Demonology…” Immanuel Kant, “Critique of Judgement” Force and affirmation Something returns from the devil’s throat. Something primeval, returned to us with the devil’s vomit, something lurking within the oldest spume of our world. The waters […]

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