Amélie Mourgue d’Algue
24 April - 16 May 2010
Juliette, text, selected failed photograph,(courtesy of the artist’s friend
G. Salabert-Mougin), digital prints 59x84cm. Edition of 4
Amélie Mourgue d’Algue is a storyteller. She weaves stories born out of her experiences and those of others. She is looking for the universal in the singular, the common in the personal, the social and the political in the individual.
Her practice is concerned with the dialectical relationship between discourse and tale, facts and invention, literality and fiction. It explores how the mode of signification - Benjamin’s ‘mode of intention’ - of a chosen medium participates in creating displacement and opening in an artwork. Amélie’s works often combine written or spoken words, found and made images and objects. Sometimes hers, sometimes quotations and appropriations, they form a text to be read by others, opening and shaping spaces for the viewer to inhabit and explore. Her current work is concerned with the emotional ambivalence and social ambiguity associated with contemporary motherhood.
Amélie Mourgue d’Algue graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. She will join Goldsmiths MFA Art Writing in September 2010. Recent London group exhibitions include Changeling at Camberwell Arts’Club (2010) and The Trouble with Women at Menier Gallery (2010).