Born in 1985, she lives and works in Paris.
Elsa Werth develops work in multiple forms: installations, sculptures, videos, artists' books and sound pieces. The economy of work, the ways of working constitute the context from which her artistic practice unfolds. She takes into account ordinary actions, daily gestures linked to contemporary activities and rituals by designating them and destabilizing them through operations of displacement, counter-uses, disruptions.
With a real economy of means, she claims anti-spectacular productions as tactics of resistance. Her working materials are those things that make up reality: the objects, words, forms and signs with which and through which we live. Common things in every sense of the word: common because they are ordinary, common because they are shared.
48"32' Sound file, loop
Edition of 3 + 1 EA
Installation, black polypropylene yarn, diameter 3 mm, blue polypropylene yarn, diameter 1 mm