Bric-à-brac, (2012 – in progress), found objects, inkjet prints, variable dimensions
With artist Frédéric Dupont, we collected numerous objets abandoned by the gardeners when they left the place. We photographed them to build an inventory.
Plants, seed pouches, tools, pieces of furniture, games, ropes, odds and ends. Beyond their conservation, it is the narrative power of these objects which interests us.
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 ?