Through her photography exhibition, Incarnation, Myriam Mihindou inspects the extreme, via a work on the sensorial and tangible limits of her own body. Her engagement, as an artist who is concerned with the signifier, affirms formal choices that emanate from the figuration of identifiable objects. Matter, texture and temperature are the target constraints of her sculpture.
From her travels, she learns the narratives, the rituals, philosophies, knowledge, and the healings that the body generates. Her artistic work is born and is nurtured by this transcultural experience of human relations but also by her work on matter. Through a practice based on performance, photography, video and sculpture, the work focuses on major social issues such as the status of women, postcolonialism and the environmental crisis.
Aware of the duality that characterizes the body, between strength and fragility, she captures its memory and extracts quintessence in the form of trances.
Thusly, the affirmation of the materiality of the images is incarnated in the power of the transcended physical reality. This fascinating incarnation Metamorphoses the body into the troubling fixedness of the icon.