Gâchettes (Triggers)

2012
Wood and plastic (FDM 3D printing)
50 x 50 x 83 cm (individually with base : 15 x 15 x 33 cm)

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Set of 9 small hinged sculptures, inspired by archaeological finds, Chinese crossbow triggers,
found in the mausoleum of Emperor Liu Qi (2nd century BC – kept in the museum of Hanyang, near Xi’an where is the famous terracotta army). I modeled each one in a simply and geometric way, as a 3-part object hinged on an axis. Then I printed them on a “cobbled” FDM 3D printer, a Mendel Prusa (see also RepRap).

 

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Bascule (Tumble)

2012
Wood, metal, concrete, plastic (FDM 3D printing)
160 x 135 x 65 cm

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Sculpture inspired by rotation devices (mills, propellers …), seesaw (teeter-totter) and a memory of a double pendulum I saw in a scientific exhibition. Double pendulum is an interesting mechanical device, which is sometimes used as a good demonstration of chaos theory because of its movements unpredictability. In Bascule, there is in some way 2 “double pendulums”. Symmetrical, turning around the same axis, being of same length and same weight, all vanishes in a circular, relatively harmonious and absolutely non-chaotic movement …

 

 

In Bonus collective exhibition, each artist was invited to make a “bonus” piece. In this context, I proposed a small double pendulum.

 

Ronds-Points (Roundabouts)

2010
Set of 34 vector drawings
Varying sizes

Set of drawings I made on computer, using vector graphics technique, from photographs of roundabouts in different regions of France. These are sometimes strategically placed facilities, which inside space have no function. We could picture that it is tempting to use it as a mean to promote a local “identity”.

 

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Narbonne (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Leucate (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Cepie (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Saleilles (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Lieuran Les Béziers (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Banyuls Sur Mer (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Palavas Les Flots (Languedoc-Roussillon)

 

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Palavas Les Flots (Languedoc-Roussillon) – detail

 

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Basse Goulaine (Pays de la Loire)

 

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Challans (Pays de la Loire)

 

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La Haie-Fouassière (Pays de la Loire)

 

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Saint Mars La Jaille (Pays de la Loire)

 

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Saint Mars La Jaille (Pays de la Loire) – detail

 

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La Baule Escoublac (Pays de la Loire)

 

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Rochesevière (Pays de la Loire)

 

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Dompierre Les Ormes (Bourgogne)

 

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Fauville En Caux (Haute-Normandie)

 

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Haguenau (Alsace)

 

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Holtzheim (Alsace)

 

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Le Fayet (Rhône-Alpes)

 

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Saint Genis Laval (Rhône-Alpes)

 

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Millau (Midi-Pyrénées)

 

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L’Union (Midi-Pyrénées)

 

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Montpellier (Midi-Pyrénées)

 

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Montpellier (Midi-Pyrénées) – detail

 

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Tournefeuille (Midi-Pyrénées)

 

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Nogent Sur Seine (Champagne-Ardenne)

 

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Saint Yrieix La Perche (Limousin)

 

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Saintes Maries De La Mer (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

 

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Saintes Maries De La Mer (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

 

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Rasteau (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

 

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Audincourt (Franche-Comté)

 

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Tours (Centre)

 

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Chambray Les Tours (Centre)

 

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Chambray Les Tours (Centre) – detail

 

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Arras (Nord-Pas-De-Calais)

 

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Besse En Chandesse (Auvergne)

 

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Besse En Chandesse (Auvergne) – detail

The playground in Kollwitz street

2009
Mini DV video
12 minutes

 

Le Terrain Rue Kollwitz (The playground in Kollwitz street) is a documentary video recorded in Berlin, in an “Abenteuerspielplatz” (literally: “adventure and play ground”). Children are invited to design and build themselves a kind of micro-city that will be their playing field. The video is made with a homelike camcorder, in the spirit of 90’s family videos.

Plans

2008
10 collages
2 etchings (50 x 50 cm each)
3 steel structures (around 80 x 80 x 60 cm each)

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Plans is a variation around ten shapes, made from photo-montages of architectural elements. Then I only kept the shapes, reduced to their outlines. They evoke technical drawing (floor plans, sectional views) and the proximity between typography and architecture.

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First etching is an extrusion of one of these forms, which joined the principle of parallel perspective.

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I then applied this “wrong” perspective into “real” volumes : the result is 3 structures in welded steel rods.

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The second engraving, which also comes from a “naïve” perspective is a nod to the Möbius strip and the photo-montages from project’s beginning.

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