A bride smeared in blood and pierced by barbed wired, a drowned woman waving from the water, a child with inhuman eyes watching us from behind a window… Thus Prophecies encloses us. For the last years, Mireille Loup has been creating photographic works that could be called “ghost fictions”. Using photomontage, she assembles, arranges, reframes in order to capture in one image an unreal narrative. Shot in China (Shanghai and Xian Cheng), it transports us to a fantastic land. Amongst temples, water sceneries, disembodied characters and mysterious titles that evoke the sixty four hexagrams of I Ching, talks about the wandering presence of ancestors, the invisibility of things, the “Book of Changes” from the Taoist tradition, about the non-action of Chinese thinking. Integra exposição colectiva da agência “Dear Sir” intitulada We Are All Made Of Scars.
Mireille Loup was born in Switzerland, 1969. She lives and works at Arles, France. She is a photographer, a video producer and a writer. She has been represented in galleries from 1991, both in France and abroad. Graduated at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie her works have been published since 1999. Visual and audio installations, Internet fiction, iPad apps, Mireille Loup’s art serves discursive and aesthetic forms achieving cross-communication. Her work is displayed in art centres, festivals (Les Rencontres d’Arles 2005 and 2012) and also in museums, such as MAC, São Paulo (Brasil), Malraux Museum (France), MAMAC at Liège (Belgique), and Centre National des Arts in Ottawa (Canada). Her work is part of private collections as well, amidst which the Fond National d’Art Contemporain and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Library in New York. The author is represented by la Pobeda Gallery, Moscow, Galerie Brandt, Amsterdam and Dear Sir Agency, Portugal. Mireille Loup teaches History of Photography, Master 2, at Montpellier III University and Image Aesthetics at Université d’Arles Provence, Digital Imaging Department. She also intervenes in VAE at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie at Arles and is responsible for workshops in diverse Écoles Supérieures de Beaux-Arts. Very interested for childhood problems, she regularly promotes art workshops for children and adolescents, particularly in school integration classes (CLIS) and in pedopsychiatry.