A Rock is a River
(b. Switzerland, 1985)
Playing with invented chemical processes, interventions into existing images and installations that refuse to conform to the flat dimensions of walls, Maya Rochat’s work is decidedly site-specific. A Rock is a River is an experiment consisting of large-scale images, varying transparencies, layers of paint and light effects. Inspired by the altering states of matter that occur in the natural world - sculpting forces of flowing water, shapes of rocks transformed by rivers, solids evaporating to liquids and vice versa - Maya adds layers of transformation to each of her works in a process she describes as “sedimentation.” Having graduated from the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) with a photography degree, her exhibitions include Arresting Fragments of the World (2017) at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland; State of the Art (2017) at Lily Robert, Paris and Double Je (2016) at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.