Eric Giraudet de Boudemange has inaugurated Villa du Parc’s latest research and artmaking residency in partnership with l’Archipel Butor and Paysalp.
The artist’s works spring from field work in which ethnographic research blends with a sensitive yet funny approach, giving rise to personal poetic narratives. These can take a range of expressions, video, installation, sculpture, performance, and more recently videogames.
He has begun in Haute-Savoie a new series of works on water as a resource and natural source of prosperity, an entry point that allows him to look into and link together different economic and representational networks, including traditional or ultraliberal, rural, spiritual, and marketing. “It’s about highlighting an ecosystem that is in a loop, a cycle bringing together water, milk, and energy flows through agriculture, the economic use of natural resources, and local beliefs.”
Éric Giraudet de Boudemange
Born in 1983, lives and works between Paris and Amsterdam.
After studying at Les Beaux-Arts of Paris, Le Fresnoy and finally the Rijksakademie, he was an artist in residence in numerous art institutions in Europe as well as Egypt (Townhouse Gallery, Cairo), Benin (Mava, Cotonou), the United States (Deltaworkers, New Orleans), and recently CAC Bretigny in France. He has done several performances at Le Fonds Hélène et Edouard Leclerc, the Pompidou, the Fondation Ricard, and La Criée. His work has been featured in a number of solo shows at the Fries Museum, the Capucins d’Embrun art center, and Galerie Lily Robert. He is also doing a residency at Le Cyclop in Milly la Forêt.