picture by Esther Hovers
Mireille Tap (she/her), Visual Artist, 1990, NL
The work of Mireille feels tender, sensual, girly, spiny and gloomy.
She touches on social issues as definitions of motherhood, accessible healthcare and housing problems. Most of her topics are as contemporary as ancient and as personal as universal.
In sincerity her narrative concepts include emotions. Whether it is about people, animals, plants, spirits or things.
She loves tactile materials and mostly works with metal (steel and silver), textile (wool, silk, cotton, satin), discarded things and withered plants.
Referring to her body, lecture performances allow her to share in the most immediate way. She adores the aggressive, unpredictable nature of sound and considers her voice as a radical medium to work with.