Marie Bette

Marie invites us to venture inside her installation. The sculptures thus form a kind of inward-facing circle, putting us simultaneously in the position of observers and observed, absorbing us in an interplay of ambivalence. The shapes are made up of precisely chosen materials and tones, from pistachio-coloured, ruffled velvet, cold metal and white silk to the knotted baculum of a bull calf. These endow the objects with a force that wavers between seduction and repulsion, between the body and its absence, and invite viewers to follow the narrative of a rite whose rules are unknown, positioning them at the centre of a magnetic interaction of the mysterious.
Marie Bette’s sculptures cause something in and around them to resonate, highlighting the complex relationship between form and imagination.