Ambiance Prairies, [The Prairies Touch] (2016), sample book, 13,5×42cm, 22p. et 9 wallpapers printed on non-woven paper, 125x60cm
In the brochures of urban developers, the Prairies Saint-Martin are a « natural and delightful decor », a « green eden » on which the new residences « open a window ». The wallpaper of the Ambiance Prairies collection will provide you with a unique opportunity to recreate this decor at home.
In 2012, I began working in the Prairies Saint-Martin, a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Rennes, France, that will soon be changed into a public park. Beyond its local anchoring but also thanks to it, this project raises questions about the circumstances and the modalites of urban renewal. It also asks what it means to represent a place with fragments of it, be it with photography, video, sound, performance, etc. What is the role and what are the tools of a documentary project, and what are the circumstances and the temporality for its communication ?