Mathilde Reynaud

Lemna - Film - 12min - 2023

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 25


In a limpid, suspended, almost artificial atmosphere, Matilda 1 and Matilda 2 suggest the story of 19th-century English and American botanists in their observation of the plant world. Their dialogues born from the study of plants intertwine with the technical language of the 3D software user; they bring out a common sensibility shared between these scientific and digital practices under the sign of feminist empowerment. They carry the history of these emancipated women, those past and those to come.

 In the course of their exchanges, Matilda 1 and Matilda 2 are contaminated by a green fluidity in their thoughts and guided towards the depths of the marshes by computer-generated images that melt their bodies into a strange and luminescent environment.

Mathilde Reynaud

Born in 1994, Mathilde Reynaud lives and works in Lyon (Rhône).

When studying at the Visual Arts faculty in Saint-Étienne between 2013 and 2015 she developed and interest in theoretical reflection on art practices, and featured in several exhibitions (drawings, photographs, installations).

In 2015, she moved to the École Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Saint-Étienne and obtained the DNSEP (Media option) in 2019 with the congratulations of the jury. Always questioning the image, her practice became digital, specialising in 3D computer graphics and moving images.

She has had exhibitions in South Korea and France.

In 2020, she continued her research within the framework of the DSRA (Higher Diploma of Research in Art) at the digital research unit of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She also works there as a 3D technical assistant in the NRV lab, a digital research laboratory working on realities and virtualities. She collaborates on the CYBER_CAVE project at ESAD Orléans. In 2022, she entered Le Fresnoy -- Studio national des arts contemporains.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing — Fonds de soutien à la création artistique numérique Fonds [SCAN] Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes — Video Formes — Bernadette Éditions