Mas le Trimaran Zuydcoote Residency

18 March / 6 April 2019

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

Artistic gestures and mediations

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

There were many "mediations" around my work, especially with professionals, but less with families

The professionals 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.

The professionals who fearlessly walk through the doors of the workshop to come and question me, the families I meet in the corridors where we share a moment, the one who hadn't seen the works installed.

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

Beautiful, fleeting and moving moments.

The animation of the two expression sessions on the two Mondays in a row were beautiful moments, very jagged, but I think it's quite normal, the subjects around time and our passions were not necessarily easy to express. But beautiful things came out of it, not only verbally but also with laughter and smiles. We were also able to talk about tension, particularly between J* and M*.

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.

The surprise of seeing P* enter the workshop and feel curious, especially about the hourglass, which he will come back to see in the afternoon of the restitution.

But also the very regular presence of É* and S* who did not stop following my experiences. Even to the point of asking for help. I would involve them in a layer of glue for the ash clock. (difficult, to make them do more, it's very dirty and dusty) but that won't stop them from coming to watch almost every day how I work. Especially É* who spent hours watching me do the time-lapse clocks.

J* since the expression sessions is also very curious and has come to the workshop several times. I "made" him prepare cements and mortars for the construction circles.

A* couldn't be there the morning of the restitution, but I was able to give him a private tour a little later, as a privileged moment (Alain doesn't like the band too much, I found it as if by chance in front of my studio smoking a cigarette)

C* who does not hold in place once again turns the hourglass around and seems hypnotized for a moment. He often asks me: "What's the point?" He also comes to visit the workshop very regularly.

Very special moments with A* and B* that I feel sad about my departure.

* People will be named by a letter out of concern for anonymity, even if today for me they are no longer anonymous.