It is a project about abandoned homes where inside walls turn to the outside. We directly face the last memories of the last residents, without even getting in. I make this home’s intimacy visible through the aesthetics of the wallpaper : it reveals a style, an era and a personal taste.
Fetishism – 2012/2013/2016/2017/2018
Private collection of a shoe fetishist. Those shoes have a history that make them independent from the human. In the collective unconsicous, we don’t need a character to recognise the origin of the shoe. Shoes symbolize power. When the shoe is related to mythical or symbolic displacement, it has its own yet sometimes magical properties that allow its owner to free themselves from the laws of nature.
The legend of pripyat – 2015
The legend of pripyat: Communist city built by employees of a nuclear power plant. 27 April 1986, the city was evacuated due to the radiations of Tchernobyl nuclear power plant. It became a forbidden ghost city. The collective memory made of it an urban legend. It is this legend that shows through this installation.
The morbid attraction that the memory of this place causes to the rest of the world is expressed through this model. This ghost city captivates. With this, I show that the memory of a space has no temporal and spatial limit.
Windows n°1 – 2013
There is a house in the United States in which the crazy supersition of a woman has created surprising things : doors that lead to walls, staircases that lead to ceilings and Windows that lead to the ground. This is Sarah Winchester’s house. I created a series of Windows that open up the ground. Within the symbolism of the house, the bassement contains all of men’s fears. We know that the walls of the cellar are buried and have only one side with the rest of the ground behind them and the fear then amplifies. By displaying this window on the ground, I create an opening on what is usually inaccessible : one can see what cannot be seen, what is hidden.
Aquarium – 2013
Destroying memories is a pervasive theme that I express through the study of home memories. I immerse a house made of metal (one of the most solid éléments) into salt water. It will end up oxidized ; memories will disappear as the structure goes. The shape of the house is inspired by the définition of the 1966 Petit Larousse. I use the archetypes of the house : it was a logical to take an image that had been spread into collective memory.
Le bonheur du foyer – 2017
“The words give the illusion of the family happiness, destroyed by the uprising of the cover.”
The end of the tales – 2016
By toning down traditional tales, adults have ended up considering the original tales as horrifying and traumatising stories for children. The symbolic of the death of the villain is lost and some of the values the traditional tale are lost too. This wallpaper tells the “the end” tale told for centuries.
51 x 30,5 x 51 Dan Graham” – 2013
Model of a project on abandoned homes where inside walls turn to the outside. We directly face the last memories of the last residents, without even getting in. I make this home’s intimacy visible through the aesthetics of the wallpaper : it reveals a style, an era and a personal taste. Dan Graham has paid tribute to Gordon Matta-Clarck when he created « Museum of Matta-Clarck ». I use the exact dimensions of Dan Graham’s workpiece to pay them tribute.