The Heidies is a collaboration between photographer Pascaline Dargant and artist and dancer Caroline Denervaud, hailing from Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland, respectively. Conceived in Paris during an impromptu photoshoot in 2014, Dargant began photographing Denervaud rehearsing choreography, giving rise to an altogether new artistic practice for the pair. Working instinctively within a defined framework of time, place and action, The Heidies’ work explores gesture and material to extract a moment of delicate balance. They search for the instant when control is lost - a fragile moment of reincarnation. By removing faces, the recognizable becomes transformed, resulting in photographs that aim to trigger the audience to compose their own narratives.
Pascaline Dargant b. 1973, Geneva, CH Caroline Denervaud b. 1978, Lausanne, CH Both live and work in Paris, France
“There are no rules. When together in a place, we let the energy and the moment decide.” - The Heidies
Tappan Collective, Online, USA
2018, Elle Américain 2018, Hajinskymag, Londres, Berlin, Amsterdam 2017, Viola Lovely, Boston 2017, Bonne Maison, Paris 2016, To come: Russh NRmagazine Teeth, GB septembre 2016, Coeval magazine, GB 2016, Waist, Nouvelle Zélande 2016, Cap74024, Italie 2016, TMRW NYC, USA 2015, Venison Magazine, USA 205
2016, Vidéo: No. Ceramiste, New York
Coralie Marabelle, Collaboration and Exhibition, Paris, France
Q. How did you conceive of the Heidies as a collaborative artistic endeavor?