About Martin Le Chevallier
Born in May 68, Martin Le Chevallier is a visual artist. Since the late 1990s, he has been developing political work made of films, détournements or contextual interventions.
To represent our time, he often makes it the material of his works: he designs a video surveillance game, create a telephone server dedicated to our consumer pathologies, is audited by a consulting firm, goes in procession in Brussels to present a miraculous European flag or secure a Tuileries pond using small remote-controlled police boats. In the same spirit, he converts reality into fiction: by installing a tourist telescope above a hypermarket, by placing bleachers in a display window or by writing “SOS” with stanchion posts.
As a counterpoint to these contextual projects, he pursues a more cinematographic work. Thus The 2008 Village (2010) is a picaresque tale of globalization, Attila’s garden (2012) takes us among other possible worlds, Münster (2016) relate the tragic fate of a communist utopia in the 16th century and The Tartar Desert, currently in preparation, adapts the novel of Dino Buzzati to tell the story of a man who misses his whole life. These pieces are both films and video installations.
Martin Le Chevallier is represented by the Jousse Entreprise Gallery in Paris.