Marie Mons spent three winter months in a small village in the eastern fjords of Iceland, where she became Aurore. She embodied her character allowing surprise to play a large part, evoking the winter, its polar nights and the rhythm that it induces through a great shamanic ritual resembling a monodrama. For this mysterious fairytale to become real, the inhabitants of Seyðisfjörður became the actors in this experimental theatre, reflecting her invented or real mental projections.
Aurore Colbert takes place into :
- Photo exhibitions and installations
- Monography edited by ARP2
- Video https://vimeo.com/232259348
Artist Statement :
Photography is central to my experiments. Self-portrait is a means of escape that enables me to stand back and take a look at myself, liberated from what others see. Tales, legends and other personal fantasies inspire me to explore virgin territories that provide new visual stimuli. By
depicting reality as well as behind the scenes, I aim to provide a glimpse of the differences between them, in all their beauty.