Negotiation is not a preamble to Diane Guyot de St Michel's work: in fact, it lies at the heart of a production based on speech. A major part of the artist's work consists in convincing people foreign to the art world to actively support her in the creation of her pieces. Whether it be photography, installation, publication, video, or performance, her work relies on the sharing of knowledge and on co-construction. The artist proceeds through displacement and pooling: by placing herself in the position of a stranger, like the people she invites, she tries to outline a common ground that will create meaning. For this reason and for many others, Diane Guyot de St Michel's work is a standpoint, a committed statement aware of its surroundings and revelatory of mindful and generous forms.
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.