La matelote


La Matelote [The Eel-stew] (2014), 29 inkjet prints on Rives paper, 7,5x10cm ; flipbook, 10×4,5cm, 58p.


The day before his gardening house is demolished, Charles invites us for an eel-stew. The eel has been fished in the Prairies Saint-Martin. At the end of the meal, Charles begins to dance.

Prairies :

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 ?