Céline Mathieu

Céline Mathieu (b. 1989) is an Antwerp-based artist whose practice intertwines linguistic and bodily sensibilities with an element of play. Her work is often temporary, ranging from performance to sculpture in non-permanent materials such as plasticine. The employment of flexible modes of production and an appropriation of sciences such as hypnosis and massage therapy combine to an experience which is simultaneously conceptual and sensory. The setting in which a piece is to be shown is fundamental to Mathieu’s practice; the method of its display and the incorporation of any textual elements subsume into the work itself. A glass of water, a novel, and tactile surfaces are recurrent motifs. At Rupert, Céline Mathieu will be researching the parallels between Crossfit and poetry.