Marguerite Humeau (FR, 1986) is a designer on a quest to explore contemporary myths: the grey and unknown areas of our reality.
In Humeau's view, reality is becoming increasingly opaque and could be seen as permanent fiction. She uses design to explore the means by which knowledge is generated in the absence of evidence, or in the impossibility of either reaching or analyzing the object of investigation. She lives in London and works in London and Geneva.
Humeau weaves factual events into speculative narratives, thereby enabling the unknown to erupt in grandiose splendor, and presents her work as a series of live science fictions: semi-real, synthetic, supernatural events. She has presented her work at exhibitions such as Talk to Me (MoMA, New York, 2011, curated by Paola Antonelli), The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (Hayward Touring, 2013, curated by Mark Leckey), Politique Fiction (Cité du Design, 2013, curated by Alexandra Midal), and presented her installation Back, here below, formidable at V2_ on July 14, 2011, as part of Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition
Humeau will be artist in residence at V2_ in 2014 to work on her new project The Things.