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Elisa Pône was born in Pointoise (France) and she lives and works in Paris.
Disjunction is at the heart of Elisa Pône’s work. When she’s interested in pyrotechnics it’s in order to remove it from its original context so as to focus on its ambivalent feature. Everything to do with fireworks – their range and the safety perimeter, their detonations and explosions – highlight the extent to which they veer between leisure and latent violence.
Elisa Pône transfers these floating blazes to make them happen in inappropriate places such as the interior of a workshop, the basement of a parking lot or just below a bridge. Spectators’ unusual proximity greatly increases the visual, odorous and noise impact of the firework. Then, concerned by the risk and the gratuity of both a brief and immoderate spectacle, a frustrated wonderment emerges.
Selected personal exhibitions include at Centre d’Art Bastille (Grenoble, France) in 2012, Galerie Michel Rein in 2011 and 2012. She participated to group shows at Mac/Val (France) and galerie du jour agnes b (Paris) in 2011, FRAC Poitou (France) in 2009. Her movies have been projected namely in Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent (Paris), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and during the Nuit Blanche in Metz (France) in 2011.