Installed in the old nursery of the old Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital in Paris, there will come soft rains, welcomes in darkness and silence. To access it, an airlock confronts the visitor with a first space without light. The discovery of the installation thus begins with a period of accommodation of the vision which makes it possible to gradually distinguish touches of scattered light reflecting in the glass walls of the place, then silhouettes overlapping territories of wood shavings (padouk d ‘ Africa) that get lost in dark areas and hidden corners. Quickly, the installation seems to offer two possible perceptions of itself : effective contamination of the place by a contrasting material caused or stabilized by tripod modules organized in relation to each other, or interference from real space by a second summoning science fiction stories in which the tripod modules become intermediaries, sort of smugglers between two dimensions of the same space. Stylized to become projection supports, each tripod module is both an object activating light phenomena which could overlap with the various formal registers of the installation, and anthropomorphic architecture, between intelligent vessel and automated machine. The polysemic status of these forms is extended by the presence of pyramids applied to the center of mirrors simultaneously recalling the body of the modules and the texture of the territories covering the ground. there will come soft rains invite the visitor to settle in a space that is both unstable and balanced where formal oppositions nourish dystopian universes to appropriate, both reassuring and frightening.
there will come soft rains, 2017
variable dimensions "la crèche" (Les Grands Voisins) Paris personal exhibition