Echo Walk is a ballad through space, time and intimicy, in which the public shares the stories told by the performers.
A time when false memories are grafted to the real memories of a place at a specific time. Memories of strata, stories intertwine, not allowing the viewer to differentiate right from wrong, memory from imagination.
The walk allows a visit to the past, not in the sense of going back in time - which would imply a linear reading of time - but as a past which coexists with nowadays and who would let see, hear and live, as the first time. The performance is an attempt to make visible an alteration, as much as a historical memory than an individual memory and collective imagination.
Here, the questions that arise are: What is the boundary between memory and history? What is the time of this place?
Echo Walk sets the scene for time and reality to make us more appreciate their limitations, the notion that we have through the prism of a story that we can all share. Thus, the memory of a place or what we perceive is rebuilt.
This project has been realized with the support and collaboration of the World Stage Design Festival 2017 in Taipei, the Fljótstunga Residency in Iceland (spring, 2015), in the public spaces of Jardin des Plantes (2018) and the Centquatre space in Paris (2016).
« The landscape is the link between our outside self and our inner self » Bill Viola
The project LA DESPEDIDA is born from a long trip to Latin America. It invites us to approach and to live the landscape through the body. Sculptures come to life to integrate and interact with diverse horizons creating a poetic and an ephemeral dialogue. Precious moments where, the body placed under the survival blanket, enters into an harmonious relation with its environment. A sensitive and intuitive experience that is revealed as a kind of ritual, a kind of farewell (“despedida” in Spanish), in view of the degradation of our natural environment and its resources. Thus, the created sculptures take the form of ephemeral monuments that celebrate the existence of these endangered places. The photographic captures become the trace of this intimate exchange.
The survival blanket reminds us once again of the obvious fragility and vulnerability of our Mother Earth but also the precariousness of our relationship to the world.
The project continues to expand around the world in different countries and regions to create a global memorial.
LA DESPEDIDA, A GLOBAL MEMORIAL TO THE EARTH has been exhibited in the Cultural Center A Seis Manos in Bogota, Colombia in August 2016. In 2017, at La Maison de l'Amérique Latine in Strasbourg, at Pol’n space in Nantes and at La Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Marseille.
LES AVENTURES DE SUPER MARTIN
Site specific walk performance. 2015
Les Aventures de Super Martin (The Super Martin's Adventures) is an opportunity for citizens of fully embrace the environmental challenge not only our planet but also for our own future and our relationships with others.
"The essential question is: what should we turn? The environment to suit the man, or the man to fit the environment? Should we give the man artificial and sophisticated ways that will help him survive or adapt its organization to the survival conditions offered by the environment? " (Yona Friedman in The Architecture of Survival).
In this vision, we propose a walk in the city where the public is invited to follow Super Martin. The idea was born of our common imagination of childhood superheroes who save the world. Superman, Spiderman make the difference and still fighting the bad guys. We turn this super power image to humorously point the causes and consequences of our behavior on our environment. Our actions are directly responsible for the preservation or non-preservation of our ecosystem. For there to be a dialogue between man and his environment, man must begin to question his surroundings: his space but also other men who inhabit this space.
We play on the moment and the context that is offered to us and comes to us.
This project has been realized as part of the Global Climate Festival ArtCop21 2015 in Paris.
Our vision with this project is a to create a dialogue between man and Nature, an internal journey between two entities, by way of a conscious mapping, in order to make reappear, that which has been buried.
We wish to raise an awareness of the value of Life : to open oneself anew to the world in order to better reconnect with Nature, to open oneself to others and recognize one's own self. We wished to create a constructive space, an emotional and geographical memory of different places around the world. In fact, the equation 1,08321 ×10 12 km3 is the mathematic formula of the volume of Earth.
1,08321 ×10 12 km3tries to establish a link between what earth brings us and how we perceive her.
Our memory mapping therefor represents a vision that we have of the place at different moments. This vision is based on the perception of the inhabitants. Thus we will find in this vision, the memories, stories of intimate spaces or non intimate spaces.
This cycle points out both the dreamed up spaces and those of daily life.
We wish to deconstruct that which is obvious, incite mindfulness through artistic gesture,and share a way of living in one territory, one space, together. To speak of the self and of others.
This project has been realized with the support and collaboration of Fljótstunga Residency in Iceland (spring, 2015)
Intervention in public and private spaces. 2013
WHY NOT? is an experience between the viewer and the work. What relationship we maintain with a work? Do I have the right to touch her? How do I look at it? Can I take it with me?
WHY NOT? questions the relationship between people and the rules set by society and diverts the daily into a fun space. The balloons are installed in the public and private space : bench, wall, museum room etc. It becomes a playmate and a symbol of transgression of these rules, he gives permission. The surprise and the wonderful emerge from this ephemeral installation.
WHY NOT? has been realized in places sush as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, in Deauville (France), Reykjavik and others.