Cédric Pigot & Magali Daniaux

City, Country:

Paris, France

Stay(s):

May 2015 - July 2015

Website(s):

www.daniauxpigot.com

Born in 1966.

Cédric Pigot and Magali Daniaux live and work in Paris/France. Since they met twelve years ago, their joint work bears the dual hallmark of experimentation and performance. Pieces bring together various media, associating elements from opposite ranges, with a taste for connections between Sci-Fi and documentary forms, high-tech engineering and fantasy tales, heavyweight materials and fleeting sensations. Starting with installations and objects, their work soon included experimental actions and more immaterial artistic gestures. Videos, sound art, music, poetry, olfactive research, virtual works bordering the digital arts have formed, over the past 4 years, a cycle of works dealing with climate change, economic, political and geo-strategic issues, urban development and food management. Cédric Pigot and Magali Daniaux are currently working in the tundra near Kotzebue in Alaska on projects dealing with ubiquity and sensorial reality. 


Their work was shown in leading institutions in France and in Europe: the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2014, the Venice Biennial of Architecture in Italy in 2014, the Barents Spektakel in 2013 in Norway, the Ultima Festival, at Oslo Opera in 2011, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2011, the Qui Vive International Biennial in Moscow/Russia in 2010. They were laureates of a Villa Medici hors-les-murs residency, China, in 2003, residents at the Cité Siam in Bangkok in 2005, the Dar Batha in Fez/Morocco in 2013 and finalists of the COAL Prize Art and Environment in 2010.

Cédric Pigot and Magali Daniaux were chosen to be fellows at Akademie Schloss Solitude by NetworkGrant, an initivative by former fellows of the Akademie.