IRIS TOULIATOU (GR, 1981)
Residency period: April – June 2021
For her residency at La Becque, Touliatou continued the project she began developing in 2019 during her residency at NTU CCA in Singapore, taking the form of an epistolary film between two women living in the intertidal zones of the Riau archipelago in Indonesia. For this second part, she explored the letters, images and voices of Lake Geneva in the timeframe of the 11.4 years that correspond to the renewal of the lake’s waters – in other words, the time it takes for all its substances, stories, portraits and words to dissolve.
Currently living in Athens, Iris Touliatou graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts and theÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her conceptual practice transposes the political, environmental and affective, and employs a variety of mediums available or necessary for her interventions. Manifesting through sculpture, photography, sound, scent and text, her work often draws on found objects and creates open forms and shared experiences to comment on time, love, transience, mortality, economies and states of being.