Residency projects: Sylvie Pichrist


How to imbalance and balance limits of time, space, language and communication? How can my body inter-act with the environment, with the “Other”? Investigation of linguistic expressions related to time, to space, to “the Other”, these are recurrent questions in my research.

This residence allowed me to focus only on my work. This place that I didn’t know altered my works. The Landscapes, the nature, as well as the people who I met, opened my roads and developed my work items. My table object became a space that I called “The space time instead of clock”.

I was in Nida along the border with my table and I wrote love letters; I tried to do small planes as they traversed the border by the wind. I made small boats that might be carried further by the waves of the Baltic Sea.

I wish to continue this project in other place and I want that all actions, interactions, experiments and happenings will be the subjects of a book.

Sylvie Pichrist (Belgium) is taking part in Artists-in-residence programme, she stayed in Klaipėda 2015 06 01–30.

Sylvie Pichrist (b. 1970, Belgium) graduated from ART2. School of Visual Arts Mons. Master in 1995. She got awards in 2007 Price Charles Caty, Royal Academy of Belgium, 2004. Public price, Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium and 2003 Price of Hainaut, Plastic Art, BPS 22, Belgium.

Artist’s statement

Guided by the principles of transformation and interaction, I transform and transcend objects and habits of everyday life. Objects, clothes, accessories created or processed and reused are the echoes the perpetual cycle of life, which is constantly changing.

Apart from inviting you to my facilities, my works in progress, my performances or my “ceremonies”, I use also photography and video as medium for a fictional demarche, which is illustrated by the staging of “myself” with irony and poetry.

The Trace of a dehumanized society and the loss of contact with nature are the “backdrops” of these “mises en abyme” that focus on the fragility and limitations of interaction with “the Other”.