Virginie Le Touze

Born in 1969

Lives and works in Nice

Somewhere between performance, video and photography, Virginie Le Touze develops her delicate, quirky and delightfully outdated world. She is fond of international schmaltz, wears pink dresses and smothers her mouth in lipstick when she (too loudly) sings Hyperchansons d'A on the stage of an empty theatre. The figure of the woman in love criss-crosses her oeuvre, she is at times more timid (Euphorbia), more daydreamy (Insomnia) and every time the artist plays these parts in a droll or emotional way. Virginie Le Touze's art has the charm of false testimony. It is presented with levity, erasing the important work of her own method. So it is with a certain poetry that the Fir tree in her video shines out brilliantly to the rhythm of an Erik Satie melody. A self-explanatory visual enchantment, 298 montage points later. Translated by Simon Pleasance

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.