NEW PUBLIC ART PROJECT

Flood Abacus, Courcelles-sur-Seine

The project Seine de crues, put forward by the non-profit Areas, aimed to communicate about the dangers of flooding along the Seine. The “Flood Abacus” chosen for the site at Courcelles-sur-Seine moves with the elements. The spinning house on top indicates wind speed and direction. The colored buoys, lined up at 2 meters above ground level, are pushed upwards by floodwaters. The mast, with its 20cm stripes, allows people to calculate the water level from a safe distance up on the bridge.

"Covici, Croatia," jpeg, dimensions to be determined

BOAA, 21/9 – 6/11/2018

Biennale of Australian Art (Ballarat)

The exhibition Off the Map at the Post Office Gallery is a continuation of my interest in taking supposedly unappealing urban zones as the subjects of tourism campaigns. Based on a decade of traveling to ex-Soviet outposts, post-industrial regions and unloved neighborhoods full of social housing, this is a call to reconsider where you’d like to spend your holidays. My visitors’ center for neglected destinations brings together wall paintings, photographs and travel anecdotes.

NEW ESSAY

Scientific Committee for Cultural Rebalancing

The result of a studious summer, this essay looks back on my project Museums of the World (2009 – 2015). This inventory of objects (but not artworks) contained in museums in 35 cities worldwide is reevaluated in light of debates that have rocked ethnographic museums over the last few decades. The essay contains illustrations and anecdotal detours relevant to the issues.

20 pages. In French.

NEW ARTIST BOOK

Cartographie d'une année sans voyages

From September 2017 – May 2018, I completed the 2nd year of a Masters program in the Contemporary Art Department of Université Paris 8. Unable to travel during this time of intellectual awakening and thus cut off from my usual subject matter, I decided to map my everyday life. This “mapping of a year without travel” combines a range of visuals, found texts, anecdotes and administrative correspondence generated by my naturalization as a French citizen.

74 pages, 14,85 x 21 cm. In French (mostly).