On the Thread

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I was marked by the discovery of the "vanities" in a museum when I was still a child.

Between strength and fragility, the body's impulse to live, beauty and fatality.

The strong and fragile body. Essential, unvarnished, it is a storyteller, but does not lie to us.

"Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
"Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
"You are dust and to dust you shall return".

Questioning the human being in his space, his physicality.

The location of the photographs already plays on several layers.

It is in the former municipal water sports centre of Istres (the Pyramid) which will be transformed by the artist Daniel Buren, and which will soon become a dojo. It is in this space that the game began.

The strong and fragile body, temple of all our vanities, in a society where staying young is becoming an obsession.

A poetic distancing as a hope of accepting the inevitable.

On the edge, driven by the desire to reveal a certain poetry.

Echoing this is the video Ashes To Ashes as another window on these issues, an extension.