Elise Morin

Visual artist


Portrait of Elise Morin

Crédits Michele Rosier

  • Visual Arts
  • Cities
  • Marfa
"My residency at the Villa Albertine in Houston and Marfa will allow me to extend [my] research to human/non-human relational practices, through the prism of space exploration."

I use my cross-disciplinary artistic practice to explore the human relationship with the visible. My design and production processes have involved collaborations with scientists, engineers, musicians, philosophers, and local communities.


After my studies in Paris, I spent time in China and Japan, where hybridization, animism, craftsmanship, and new technologies coexist. This experience probably explains why I do not work in a specific medium: for every new project, I experiment with different processes to create links between a subject, a means of production, a place, and an environment. I like thinking about the relationship between art creation and the common good, and about how esthetics inform our understanding of other perspectives on our damaged planet.


I am also interested in how interdisciplinary collaborations can provide the basis for political and poetic transformations. My projects experiment with different forms, introducing new experiences – whether virtual or real – and questioning the place of humans today. Over the last four years, I have incorporated both virtual and augmented reality into my artistic practice. My VR/AR multimedia piece, “Spring Odyssey”, creates a space between reality and virtuality – a mixed experience centered on invisibility.  


Elise Morin lives and works in Paris, where she has exhibited at the Centquatre, the Jeu de Paume, and the Grand Palais. Her work was also shown at contemporary art museums in Bucharest, Moscow, Beijing, and Tokyo. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, at Central Saint Martins College in London, and at the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo.


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The production and distribution company Lucid Realities, entirely dedicated to immersive and interactive writing, was co-founded in July 2018 by Chloé Jarry and the CLPB Media group. For Lucid Realities, VR is much more than a technology. Above all, it is an opportunity to create new forms of experience that put the emotional power of virtual reality at the service of writing, authors, and social and educational issues.

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Located in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, the CENTQUATRE-PARIS is a multipurpose art space which hosts and showcases artist residencies and artistic productions for audiences and artists from around the world. Conceived as a collaborative platform by its director José-Manuel Gonçalvès and his teams, the venue provides access to all of today’s arts from all disciplines, through a resolutely popular, contemporary and cutting edge programme. An atypical venue with shops and restaurants, it also boasts free access spaces for artistic practices and activities for young children.


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