Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot manufacturing a trace on planet Earth, Kotzebue 2015.
Since they met in 2001, artists Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot’s collaborative work has borne the dual hallmarks of experimentation and performance. Their artworks bring together various media and associate elements from opposite ranges, finding the connections between sci-fi and documentary forms, high tech engineering and fairy tales, heavyweight materials and fleeting sensations.
Starting with installations and objects, their work soon began to incorporate experimental actions and immaterial artistic gestures. Over the last four years working in video, sound art, music, poetry, and olfactive research they have created a cycle of works dealing with climate change, economic, political and geostrategic issues, urban development and food management.
Their Polar Lab project involves land art projects in Alaska dealing with time, archaeology, geology and climate change.
Their work has been shown in leading institutions in Europe including the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2014, the Venice Biennial of Architecture in Italy in 2014, the Barents Spektakel in 2013 in Norway, the Ultima Festival, at Oslo Opera in 2011, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2011, the Qui Vive International Biennial in Moscow in 2010.
They were laureates of a Villa Medici hors-les-murs residency in 2003 (China), fellows at the Cité Siam in Bangkok in 2005, at Dar Batha in Fez, Morocco in 2013 and at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany in 2015. In 2010 they were were finalists of the COAL Prize Art and Environment.