Myriam El Haïk
Myriam El Haïk is a French-Morrocan artist, composer and performer.
Her language is based upon simple basic signs, patterns or actions, inspired by her double european and arab culture.
If the act of writing and how this one engages, organizes and conditions the body is the red wire of its work, it is also the game and the action to play which are in the middle of her approach. Because Myriam El Haïk likes to play. And it is precisely with the constraint of the rules which she sets that her works are invented. For the artist, the writing is a game, the drawing and the music, too. A game based on the repetition and the combination, that one finds in her drawings on paper, her wall-drawings, her musical compositions, her installations, her performances and even in her way of putting in scene the various mediums which she explores.
The polyrythmic shapes that result are as complex as minimalist. But drawing remains the keystone of this work, acting as a thread, weaving links between all the different modes of expression that she uses in her work.
Texts and articles
• “La polyphonie des éventails”, texte de Laetitia Laguzet
• Texte critique et entretien avec Clémence Agnez
• “Entre les lignes”, de Clélia Coussounnet & Virginie Ehonian in IAM #2
• “Grammaire arabe” in Diptyk n.30
• “La piste aux étoiles”, article dans GraziaMaroc, avril 2016