Artist, researcher — CH
Marie Velardi is a Swiss artist, living and working in Geneva and Paris. Her artistic approach is multifaceted, addressing the way in which different temporalities connect together, i.e. how the short and the long term or the present, the past and possible futures relate to each other. She has produced Les Futurs Antérieurs, XXIe siècle / Future Perfect, 21st Century (2006), a book over five metres long published in French and English that tells the story of the 21st century, based on sci-fi films and books; Atlas des îles perdues, Edition 2107 (2007) with ink drawings of islands that will be submerged by the rising water levels by 2107 and a series of groundwater- and shifting territory-related works, Aquifers and Renewal Time (2012-2013). Her work has been presented in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the USA, the UK, India and Thailand. In 2014-2015, she was one of three artists to represent Switzerland at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India.
Terre-Mer (“Land-Sea”) is an ongoing project that focuses on both past and future shifting coastlines, and on the relationship between land and sea. It follows field experiments carried out by Marie Velardi…