Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées

Marguerite Humeau : ECHO

From 24 june 2017 to 14 january 2018
les Abattoirs
Marguerite Humeau, ECHO, A Matriarch Engineered to Die, 2016, collection Nixon Chustz, Texas (USA) © droits réservés ; photogr. Sylvie Leonard.

A new monumental installation takes the place of Jean Tiguely's Hommage à Yves Klein in the main hall of Les Abattoirs. The French artist presents her sculptural and poetic ECHO, a Matriarch Engineered to Die, a strange elephant which in Humeau's scientific hypothesis, is one of the most evolved creatures. The matriarchal white elephant is equipped with a drip, allowing it to feed on its emotions when it dies.

With myths and fantasies at the heart of her work, Humeau carries out in-depth scientific research with the help of scientists so as to find - in her installations - the mystery and possible origin of human and animal life.