Sorsi di sale is Alix Marie’s first solo show at Ncontemporary in Milan. The exhibition brings together works created between 2019 and 2021, never exhibited before in Italy.
Central to the solo show at Ncontemporary are some pieces from Marie’s latest body of work Styx, which was presented for the first time in 2021 as part of the artist’s solo exhibition at the National Center For Photography in Ballarat, Australia
Styx is a Greek deity who represents the boundary between the earth and the afterlife. The goddess is presented in its human form in a video performance starring Nina Boukhrief, a longtime collaborator of the artist. Alongside the video installation, which occupies the space of the gallery’s project room, a wearable sculpture and a sound work are exhibited for the first time.
Together with the works from Styx, the artist presents a series of works produced in 2019, on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Musee des Beaux Arts Le Locle (MBAL), in Switzerland. The central focus of these sculptural works is the figure of the siren; the dangerous maneater creature from Greek mythology and its evolution towards the Northern European folkloric hybrid of the mermaid, archetype of a femininity submissive to love.
Having graduated from the Royal College of Arts in London in photography, Alix Marie has long been interested in the representation of the body and the metamorphosis of the image into installation and sculpture. In recent years her works have been exhibited, amongst other places, at the Fotografiska in Stockholm, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the National Center for Photography Ballarat, the Musée des Beaux Arts Le Locle, the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, the SCOP in Shanghai, the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam and Roman Road gallery in London.