Sultana, Paris

For more than twelve years Emmanuel Lagarrigue’s work has developed around central themes such as language, memory, experience, and perception. Having been articulated for a long time on the use of sound, his work has then bloomed into numerous other media such as : sculpture, video, dance, and performance.

His work particularly questions the process of individual construction, as much in the relationships that are maintained to exterior elements (the figure of the other, history and cultural constructions) as the limits of their transmission and sharing.

Without a doubt, the exploration of language is the principal marker in Emmanuel Lagarrigue’s work – by his written and spoken use but even more so by the physical impact that he gives to language in his recent sculptures. He develops a hypertextual universe in which the processes of transformation, translation and transcoding come back to the diffracted construction of identity as it is experienced in contemporary times.