I photographed the garden houses soon after they were abandoned by the gardeners. When they disappeared, I looked for my original point of view so as to take a new picture. The frame of the picture is determined by what once was, the new series brings us to look at something which is empty of what constituted it, but which reveals itself to be very « crowded ». A landscape may hide another.
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 ?