(photo by Mariabrice)

Mariabrice Sapphocatherin was born in New Yorkbrussels in 199481. It is mostly active in improvisation as a pianistcellist. It met in Huddersfield in 2018, where it lives. It has worked together on various new music works and art performances by Émilie Girard Charest and Outi Condit and also other people. It also collaborated on a visual art project called Edible Series. Mariabrice Sapphocatherin has then been working on a non-piece for any performer playing any instrument and it is called Watching Paint Dry, as well as a number of new art performances for Laurent Estoppey, themselves, and various other people.
More about Maria Sappho here.
More about Brice Catherin here.

2018 - Edible Series
2019 - Watching Paint Dry
2019 - Développer l'enveloppe
2019 - O Mensch, bewein dein künstliche Schwindsucht groß
2019 - Série patriarcale
2020 - What is the world made of series
2020 - Stick n' poke
2020 - Donna
2020 - Failed sculpture
2020 - It's its portrait
2021 - The Mariabrice Sticker Album For

2018 - Edible Series

Edible Series is a collection of 100 tattoos realised with homemade instruments on artisanal paper. It was commissioned by Laurent Estoppey for his art publication Envelop/p/e. It can be seen as a gif just below, or also here.


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2019 - Watching Paint Dry

Watching Paint Dry, 2019, for any soloist. Duration: free. Co-composed by Brice Catherin and Maria Sappho. The piece has two movements. In movement 1, the soloist paints on a large piece of paper using acrylic and/or India ink. In movement 2, the soloist improvises following strictly parameters that depend on how the paint and the water dry. The piece finishes when the painting is completely dry. It has been commissioned by Käthi Gohl-Moser.











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2019 - Développer l'enveloppe

Développer l'enveloppe is a performance for Laurent Estoppey, designed for the release event of Envelop/p/e in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 2019. Soon, Laurent will publish all the texts and the pictures that have been realised by the participants here. Meanwhile, you can listen to Laurent's experimental ambiant music here, and read the instructions below.

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2019 - O Mensch, bewein dein künstliche Schwindsucht groß

A piece for organ commissioned by Stephen Farr and eventually premièred and recorded by Henry McPherson (organ) with Mariabrice Sapphocatherin (assistants). Below are two versions with Maria Sappho, Katie Oswell and myself in different combinations.





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2019 - Série patriarcale

100 tattoos on paper using two hundred words from Cléa Chopard's Figures du patriarcat. The cards led to an art performance, a video and an upcoming exhibition. You can also buy them by the unit.









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2020 - What is the world made of Series

What is the world made of Series is an ongoing collection of tattoos realised with homemade instruments on artisanal paper by our friends and by the visitors of our first exhibition Stick n' Poke (DAI Hall, Huddersfield, March 2020, see below). We ask these people to tattoo their answer(s) to five questions asked by children.





Answers to question 1:

Answers to question 2:

Answers to question 3:

Answers to question 4:

Answers to question 5:

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2020 - Stick n' poke

Stick n' poke was Mariabrice's first exhibition. It took place in DAI Hall, Huddersfield, in March 2020.



































Laura Mateescu also took awesome pictures:















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2020 - Donna

Donna is an intermedia puzzle with no solution. Good luck!

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2020 - Failed sculpture

Failed sculpture is a deliberately (?) failed sculpture. It's sitting in public space (in Huddersfield) and uses only found material (metal, wood, fruits) and scotch tape. We made it for Rhododendron Normal, Brice Catherin and Cléa Chopard's collection of failed poems.





















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2020 - It's its portrait

Mariabrice made this series of selfportraits as gifs (see below), plus one still image on top of this page.




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2021 - The Mariabrice Sticker Album For

The Mariabrice Sticker Album For is a unique book with images, texts, objects and videos from and by artists that are Mariabrice's friends. The commissioner and first friend was Alma Toaspern. Here is her filled-up Sticker Album:



And here's Tori Lassman's Sticker Album:

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