second homes

from September to November 2012

Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet

The work of Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet combines archaeology, history and science fiction in various forms. Formulating hypotheses based on materials sampled from their environment, conferences (also known as “didactic performances”) are their medium of choice. To date they have produced two mid-length films, which also involve a performance aspect when screened. Graduating in art history, Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet have collaborated since 2000. They respectively graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy and a doctorate in historical anthropology at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. In 2001, they founded the “International Institute for Important Items” together, a structure through which they develop more or less historical reconstitution work. Born in 1981, they live and work in Paris and are represented by the Marcelle Alix gallery, Paris.