Let’s face it: we all get bored on the internet. Remember those magic hours spent playing with a wood stick when you were just a kid? My work is calling that up. It is a reaction to the loss of physicality, to the hours spend in front of a screen. It translates into a seek for the magic and naive years of wandering, playing and messing around as kid.
Photography is at the very centered of my practice even though it is often merging with sculpture. When working, what I have in mind is always an image. What matters to me is the process of creating the image. I play with photographs and with perception, often trying to fool or at least to question the viewer on what he/she is looking at.
For outburst, I occupy a wasteland in order to make it my own playground or my open air studio. This empty space with no function, unmanaged by social rules, appears as a space of freedom. The poor materials found on site becomes the source of creation, once triggered by the virtue of a childlike state of mind. Physical experimentation, craftsmanship and materiality are celebrated in the place, aiming to escape the virtual world and technologies.
Being part of the platform allowed me to establish a network with people willing to collaborate. The days at Unseen Amsterdam led to some collaboration and an exhibition for which I am very excited about. Also, by setting up an online tutoring with some institutions, it offers a mid-term support and panel of people to shared ideas, projects and works with.