Faye Mullen’s work is informed by a sculptural sensibility combining elements of performance, site, sound, light and image — both moving and still. Informed by time and place, the practice she pursues is self-reflective and considers itself as precisely such, a practice. Characterized by a sustained interest in failure, body, materiality, her studio practice acknowledges weight as it bears as much what is physical as what is immaterial.
Mullen studied at l’École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, at the Ontario College of Art+Design, and at the University of Toronto where she received her master’s. She has participated in several international artist residencies including a two-year post-graduate residency at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and curated group shows in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US. Mullen currently situates her practice between Toronto, Canada and Roubaix, France.
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à jamais, 2011. Performance for a three-channel video installation. HD, silent, colour. 52 mins.
on hearing, 2011. Performance for a single-channel video installation. HD, stereo, colour. 32 mins.
Scarlet Woman, 2012. Performance for a two-channel video installation. HD, silent, colour. 3 mins.
to be veiled, 2012. Single- channel large scale video installation. Blu-Ray, silent, colour. Endless loop.
à la dérive, 2013. Single- channel video installation. Blu-Ray, silent, colour. 19 mins, 11 secs.
Disappearance in Prose, 2012. Single- channel video installation. Blu-Ray, 4.0 sound mix, colour. 19 mins, 11 secs.
The Organ and her Collapse, 2014. Large-scale single- channel video installation. Blu-Ray, silent, colour. 8 mins, 11 secs.
A practice in falling, 2013. Sound installation with a 6.0 audio mix. 22 mins, 44 secs.
When bodies wander, the rest is locked in, 2015. Single channel video installation. Blu-Ray, 4.0 sound mix, colour. 10 mins, 32 secs.
Par la suite, je ne pensais à ça qu’avec moi-même, 2015. Sound installation on a constructed robotic wall with a 8.0 mix. Endless loop.