Date Extended until Jan 22
Location Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 4 Lydiard Street South

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is thrilled to present the world premiere of Styx in conjunction with Photoworks (UK).

French artist Alix Marie delves further into her interest in water deities, and the intersection between the body, its representation, and an expansive idea of photography.


Marie draws on the ancient myth of Styx, a Greek Oceanid representing the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. Using largescale cyanotypes, sound and video, the artist creates an immersive installation exploring the fragility of the contemporary world order. Conceived during the height of the pandemic in Europe the work also references the fragility of the body.

The Biennale is thrilled to present this new work in conjunction with Photoworks (UK). An international platform, global in reach, Photoworks have provided opportunities for artists and audiences since 1995. Photoworks’ programme brings new experiences to audiences and opens up new ways to encounter photography.

About the artist

Alix Marie (b.1989) is a multi-disciplinary French artist based in London.

Her work explores our relationship to bodies and their representation, with a particular interest in addressing gender stereotypes while mixing mythological references with autobiographical elements. Recent exhibitions include: Photoworks Festival Propositions for Alternative Narratives 2020, Sucer La Nuit at Musée des Beaux Arts Le Locle (solo, 2019) and Shredded at Roman Road (solo, 2019). In 2019 she was awarded the Vic Odden Award by the Royal Photographic Society for a notable achievement in the art of photography by an artist aged 35 or under.