Parcelles 104, 132, 133 & 157
Parcelles 104, 132, 133 & 157 (2014-ongoing), 4 puzzles in a cardboard box incuding a poster and a CD with two soundscapes, 64x48cm ; 4 partially-assembled puzzles on a C-Print mounted on dibond, 64x48cm ; installation, variable dimensions.
Parcelles 104, 132, 133 & 157 is a series of four puzzles designed with the artist Frédéric Dupont. They take the shape of an installation, a work of art or a publication, depending on the context. The puzzle, the fragmented picture of a gardening house, rebuilds itself over the photograph of a wasteland which bears the traces of a demolition. It is in fact the very same point of view, as can be seen in some of the details in the vegetation, which remains the same in the two pictures.
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 ?