RECENT WORK

 

Visual Research Network ResidencyManchester, September 2018 : With the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, "The aim of this event is to channel and showcase new perspectives and approaches that visual practitioners, practice researchers and visual ethnographers are currently employing in their work."

Art as an investigation tool for climate change research, Leeds, Cape Town, June 2018 - ( ) : Through an interdisciplinary program launched by the University of Leeds (Creative Labs), I was selected to work with a group of recherchers (epidemologists, phyciscists, geographers, social scientists and governement agents) from IHACC (Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change). After assisting their annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa end of June, together we intend to explore the use of intuitive approaches to photography as a research « data mining » tool, to offer an epistemological perspectives on the research methods used by the scientists while working with indegenous communities in Peru, Uganda and the Artic.

In Amazonia from January to May 2018, as a photographer for artist Gyula Noesis in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, following him in his exploration of a pain ritual and black magic. An editorial object containing writings of Gyula Noesis, my photographs and illustrations from various artists is under preparation.

A psychiatric break, Erstein, France, October 2017 : commissioned by the psychiatric hospital of Erstein, near Strasbourg, to cover an therapeutic experiment. In October 2017, twenty psychotic and multi-handicapped patients,  their medical staff and a photographer (myself), go for a mountain holiday together. Book printed in June 2018.

Playing With Fire, Province of Salerno, Italy, December 2017is the name I gave to a large amount of film footage not yet edited, filmed during a particular traditional event south of Italy. Each year during the winter solstice, a mountain village near Naples is home to initiatory fire ritual. This year, young Italian artists have invited themselves to the Tradition, adding oil to the fire by expressing the desruptive iconoclastic views taught in art schools all across the planet. In this conservative rural setting, nostalgic for more orderly times, the inflammable presence of contemporary art produces some latent violence. To make this film, I'm looking for critical anthropological insight to question and mesure the impacts of certain forms of contemporary art (as a vector of a globalized ideology that prones constant change, complexity, incertainty, multiple realities, multiculturalism and destruction of traditional beliefs) on non-culturally-prepared, rural communitites.

National Hedonism, Ukraine 2017 : traveling for two months through Ukraine as an assistant photographer for performer Gyula Noesis, my free time solitary strolls have brought me to document a strange feeling : an artificially created sense of nationalism mixed with the ineluctable search of individual pleasure.

Landscapes, 2015 - ( )  : Interested in the capacity of our territories to slowly accumulate, archive and embed, collective experiences, beliefs and behaviors, what is searched for here is not a landscape but the ones who inhabit it, the things they make and traces of what they make of themselves. I'm looking for mental patterns through geographical achievements. Though intuitive investigations, using my camera and experience as a detector, I try to spot these micro-situations where we can identify the outcrops of ourselves in different discordant time scales.

Data Sedimentation, 2016 - ( ) : Photographs of architectures built to store non digital knowledge, that try to bestow collective memory.

N.O.T. a magazine, 2017 : anthropological, autobiographical, and theoretical investigations. A photographic journal, this editorial object in 4 parts display a human adventure in slight discordance with the landscape in which it takes place.

  •  Building Shipwrecks : an Italian engineer building a ship for forty years in a brick factory near Florence.

  •  Diaporamas : retired amateur photographers meet up in the town's cultural center to chat about life and pictures.

  •  Virtuality : a VR technology festival held in Paris' former funeral home.

  •  A marble quarry in Carrara seen as the negative of an ideal city, a display of some of our civilizational contradictions.

Just Tourists, 2017 : a short film showing an unusual way to access the city's most beautiful and most hidden places with the excuse of a game of chess. With Hugo Serraz.

The Last Bastion, 2015 - 2017 : an illustrated essay on the relation between positionality, visual representations and transformation of territory/urban spaces. This socio-urban investigation conducted over a year and a half on the grounds of old city walls of Strasbourg, has allowed me to move within and around various social groups that occupy this particular urban zone, looking for my own position of research. This work took the form of a photographic journal (as both method and outcome), analyzing how visual descriptions (and fictions) of places prefigure and determine the perception we have of our environment and of ourselves.

 

 


                           

 

2016 -2018 Scenography for Pétrole Éditions, Strasbourg, France
2014 French/English interpreter between the Hallé Orchestra and the National Kinshasa Orchestra, Manchester, UK
2014 Architect for Bast architects, Toulouse, France
2011 Architect intern for Workshop Architecture, Montréal, Canada
2010 Intern for the CNRS in Archeology, drawings and topographical surveys, France
2007 - 2010 Three-year house building project with reclaimed materials, France
2004 Art class assistant in a Montessori school, Jakarta, Indonesia

 


CREDENTIALS

2017 Masters in Fine Arts, Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Strasbourg, France

2012 Masters in Architecture, obtained with honours, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSAS), Strasbourg, France

 

 

 2 photographs taken in Amazonia selected for the   Point Cardinal  exhibition,  Biennale de la photographie de Mulhouse,  juin 2018.

2 photographs taken in Amazonia selected for the Point Cardinal exhibition,  Biennale de la photographie de Mulhouse,  juin 2018.