A couple of days before the Canal St Martin party takes place, collective furnitures built by inhabitants is demolished by the City of Rennes. Invited by the City council to show a work of art for this party, I ask Joachim to build a shelter. The materials are those that he used to build his own shelter, a few meters away.
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 ?