Cécile Beau uses nature as her focal point, which she then turns into a subject of contemplation and research. She combines plants and minerals with illusionist machinery in her sound, light, minimal and sensory installations. The result encapsulates physical phenomena in the shape of austere and enigmatic landscapes.
By looking into phenomena that are either too slow or too discreet for the human time scale, she creates what could be labelled as "slow science fiction".
And it is this very discrepancy – this realistic universe enhanced with a layer of fiction – that infuses her work with all its poetry.