Chantal Riekel

Bio: I am a visual artist working from the photographic image based in Grenoble (France). Through my practice I am interested in questioning how we form and process memories and the role of our imagination for transmitting them. My projects often involve research from multiple angles, working with a range of found materials and sources. I strive to combine different voices in the making of a work: for instance that of a historian, archivist or detective. This process leads me to investigate for instance the significance of locations, singular episodes in life. I am particularly fascinated by the visible (and invisible) traces that events in time leave. The narratives that I create combine elements of fiction and reality and question our relation between past and present.