Urban Distortion

In 2013 I have been called by the architecture agency AS Architecture Studio to cover one of its construction sites, namely the Maison de la Radio in Paris. Strong symbol situated a couple of hundred meters from the Eiffel Tower, this building isn't well known either by the French nor the tourists. The result of this work has been exposed during the 55th Venice Biennale along with Valérie Jouve and Zhenfei Wang.

First of all, this project seeks to change the view one can have of a construction site, rough and violent theatre of a show of strength, showing it completely devoid of its working buzz. The absence of bodies leaves bare the space that is created and allows to concentrate on the architectural details. Snow, a symbol of cleanliness and softness, stands in opposition to formwork and lifting cranes. These aspects offer a totally different image from the collective imagination of a building site.

Then a construction work is a permanent mutating field, where each element is being processed individually and not in its whole ensemble. One can often find oneself in outsets of spaces, places that are neither quite defined nor quite nonexistent. This offers plays of light, occasions to cheat the eye of the viewer, sometimes disorientating him and bringing him to a questioning.

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Radio France 2
Radio France 2 - Paris - 2013
Glowing Heart
Glowing Heart - Paris - 2013
Monochrom
Monochrom - Paris - 2013
Different Worlds
Different Worlds - Paris - 2013
Different Ways
Different Ways - Paris - 2013
Escape
Escape - Paris - 2013
Straight Forward
Straight Forward - Paris - 2013
Unchained
Unchained - Paris - 2013
Anachronisme 2
Anachronisme 2 - Paris - 2013
Out
Out - Paris - 2013
Different Paths
Different Paths - Paris - 2013
Puzzle
Puzzle - Paris - 2013
Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht - Paris - 2013
Titans
Titans - Paris - 2013
Analog
Analog - Paris - 2013
Monochrome 2
Monochrome 2 - Paris - 2013
Trail To The Past
Trail To The Past - Paris - 2013
Ghost
Ghost - Paris - 2013
Accès auditorium
Accès auditorium - Paris - 2013
Auditorium 3
Auditorium 3 - Paris - 2013
Assaut
Assaut - Paris - 2013
Frosty End
Frosty End - Paris - 2013
Incursion
Incursion - Paris - 2013
Out of the box
Out of the box - Paris - 2013
Rhombe
Rhombe - Paris - 2013
Schlitz
Schlitz - Paris - 2013
Ombres Chinoises
Ombres Chinoises - Paris - 2013
Ténuité
Ténuité - Paris - 2013
Main Staircase
Main Staircase - Paris - 2013
Levage
Levage - Paris - 2013