NUIT BLANCHE, 2024

ARCHIPELAGO OF PORTRAITS

For the White Night event, « Archipelago of Portraits » transforms a repertoire of 400 portraits of Villejuif residents into over thirty sculptures made of painted laser-cut wood. The play of positive and negative shapes is accentuated by the lighting. Installed in a school playground, small sculptures surround a few large ones (up to 250 cm high), scattered like islands in an archipelago.

 

1 June 2024, 8pm - 1am

Courtyard, école maternelle Pasteur

69 rue Pasteur

Villejuif 94100

 

NEW PUBLICATION

Villejuif de A à Z

Delivered in June 2024 for distribution at the Nuit blanche event, the book “Villejuif from A to Z” documents work done during the “Under Construction” artist residency at the Elsa Triolet library in Villejuif in 2023.

 

Financed by the city of Villejuif

Published by friville éditions

Text by Marjolaine Lévy

23 x 17 cm, 192 pages

500 copies

Paper: Munken print white 1.5, 115 g

FLOOD ABACUS

Floods in Courcelle-sur-Seine

Installed in 2021 to measure floods and commmunicate on their potential danger, the Flood Abacus was shown to work as planned during a "blue level" flood in March 2024.

 

Photo: Pauline Bachelet

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Médiathèque Elsa Triolet, Villejuif

From 26 September to 22 December 2023

 

This ever-changing portrait of the city of Villejuif is made with salvaged materials. I work daily on a table in the library in dialogue with residents. Every Saturday, I draw visitors' portraits in profile. This repertoire of silhouettes is hybridised with construction site pictograms (scaffolding, cranes, etc). Phase two will see me look at the virtual lives of the people of Villejuif…

EMPTY BOOKCASE COMMISSION

Delivered August 2023

Six paintings for a Paris apartment

acrylic on linen

35 x 27 cm

NUIT BLANCHE, 2023

LOST CIVILIZATION

Place Oscar Niemeyer

Métro Villejuif - Léo-Lagrange

Saturday June 3, 2023

6pm – 12.30am

 

The installation is based on a fictional archeological dig that revealed a lost civilization. 35 one-eyed portraits are the only surviving relics of a society that failed to adapt to its era. The heads are presented on recycled road signs and laid on the ground, as if marking the spot where each artifact was found.

LATEST BOOKLET

MAY 1st

Capital, the masses and the precautions taken... (in French)

POSTER CAMPAIGN

in the streets of Karlsruhe

Stiftung CCFA Karlsruhe

March 21 - April 4 2023

Bicycle tour of sites on March 22

 

Created for the French language week (Semaine de la francophonie) the project Collections Francophones contributes to the current debate on the return of art treasures of colonial origin in our museums. The  posters represent standard museum artifacts, some of them problematic, on display in Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and France. Morocco, a former French "protectorate", is shown as a counterpoint to the Western hegemonic narrative. Made especially for Karlsruhe, these posters are based on the projects "Museums of the World" (2010 - 2015) and "Disturbing Specimens" (ongoing). The presentation at the CCFA was followed by a bike tour of some of the sites.

FRAC PICARDIE

PING-PONG, 2/12 - 4/12/2022

Participation in Ping-Pong, the mini micro-publishing fair.

Round table on Sunday December 4th at 4pm. With Eric Le Brun from Light Motiv Editions and Quentin Pruvost, photographer recently published by Light Motiv, as well as Dominique de Bier from Friville Editions and Heidi Wood to present Tour du monde en transition published in 2022 by Friville Editions. Chaired by Anne Lacoste and Pascal Neveux

GROUP SHOW “ET VLAN”

Galerie Haut du Pavé, Paris

September 2 - 4, 2022

Organized by friville éditions

Including signature of the book

"Tour du monde en transition"

With Charlotte Puertas, Agathe Schneider, Thomas Maestro, Baptiste Roux