Myriam Hornard

My Name is Time

Photography on canvas
30 x 40 cm
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2005
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts

Myriam Hornard explores many disciplines (video, photography, sound, embroidery, installation…) through which she mainly engages with death, sexuality, destruction and all the excesses we experience as a way of escaping daily life. She patiently fashions her creations, which are, on occasion, sensual and charming, seductive and mischievous. In her work, she connects words, images and objects according to their relationship with time and memory. The artist prints a dialogue between these elements that is as delightful as it is sharp. With passion, she releases the ideals of our vain human condition, forced to hide its fears and to furnish its anxieties to avoid sinking. She unravels our ways and customs, our desires and our fears or, as she puts more precisely, “these desires that frighten us, these fears that we desire”. The embroidered photography, acquired during an exhibition at the Flux gallery in Liege, can be read as a summary of her intentions. It belongs to one of her best-known series, My Name is Time, which also includes a video and pieces made from a material intended to be melted, burned or eaten, objects that are at odds with the notions of strength and sustainability. (Genaro Marcos)

Lives and works in Virton, Belgium