Mas le Trimaran Zuydcoote Residency

18 March / 6 April 2019

With the support of DRAC and ARS Hauts-de-France.

From the beginning I felt that this residence will end with a performance, certainly for a physical and "textual" involvement, a return to the source?

And yet my first gestures seem so small, almost insignificant, after these first few days so well defined that I can meet as many people as possible.

What a pleasure to see curiosities, dialogues, questions emerging.

To hear the laughter of C* who avoided me as soon as I tried to talk to him and who since yesterday has been looking me in the eye, hangs around the works I have installed in the reception hall.

Those who stay away when I give a few keys around my work, they may not dare to ask me questions yet but I feel the listening.

Those who fearlessly walk through the doors of the workshop to question me, the families I meet in the corridors where we share a moment.

And so many things that I cannot quantify, an unspeakable one that permeates me, and which I hope you who welcome me also.

Sowing, spreading, playing, experimenting with little things.

(small quotes about time will be slipped around the MAS le Trimaran in a more or less visible way)

By chance I found a stencil.


To change my rhythm, to force myself I will use it

Example of the capillary experience


Basic principle :

- Two materials: a paper and a cotton yarn, both are immersed in coloured water

Will they let themselves be immersed and in how many time?

Metaphor of the impregnation during this residence of all the actors: residents, professionals, families?

First results: the cotton yarn seems waterproof for the moment (something I never imagined at all) while you can see the words harvested in the morning are quickly "infused".

Preparation of the picture for the restitution time.

Fabrice Leroux