Works

There are no strangers

May 2018, Viareggio, Italy- artist residency invited by the PhotoLux festival. I knew neither the city of Viareggio nor its inhabitants. During 15 days I walked around and photographed its parks, its overcrowded beaches on weekends but deserted during the week, the gardens, the marbles quarries that dominate the landscape and those who live there. Who is the stranger? This young man painted by Pontormo, this girl from Forte dei Marmi, Good Luck just arrived from Nigeria, the one who photographs you? This question came to my mind as the media reminded us a little more each day that borders are closing in Europe. These portraits and these landscapes, partly printed on marble plates recovered from the Santa Pietra quarries, draw a landscape in which we live together.

Mai 2018, Viareggio, Italy – résidence d’artiste invitée par le festival PhotoLux. Je ne connaissais ni la ville de Viareggio ni ses habitants. Durant 15 jours J’ai arpenté et photographié ses parcs, ses plages surpeuplées le week-end mais désertes en semaine, les jardins, les carrières de marbre qui dominent le paysage et ceux qui y vivent. Qui est l’étranger ? Le jeune inconnu peint par Pontormo, la jeune fille de Forte dei Marmi, Good Luck arrivé tout juste du Nigeria, celle qui vous photographie ? Cette question me revenait en tête alors que les medias nous rappellent un peu plus chaque jour que les frontières se ferment en Europe. Ces portraits et ces paysages imprimés pour une partie sur des chutes de plaques marbre récupérées dans les carrières de Santa Pietra, dessinent un paysage dans lequel, ensemble nous habitons.

 

 

Carrara, Italy
Carrara, Italy
Marbleplate#2 ( after Luigi Ghirri)
Marbleplate#2 ( after Luigi Ghirri)
marbleplate#1 ( Lido di Viareggio)
marbleplate#1 ( Lido di Viareggio)
Marbleplate#5 (parco Naturale Alpi Apuane)
Marbleplate#5 (parco Naturale Alpi Apuane)
Marbleplate#4 (Young girl, Lido di Viareggio)
Marbleplate#4 (Young girl, Lido di Viareggio)
Marbleplate#3 (The motorbike, Viareggio)
Marbleplate#3 (The motorbike, Viareggio)
Portrait of a young girl, Forte dei Marmi
Portrait of a young girl, Forte dei Marmi
Aloe Albero, Viareggio
Aloe Albero, Viareggio
Good Luck, Viareggio
Good Luck, Viareggio
Detail (Ritratto di Giovinetto, Jacopo Da pontormo)
Detail (Ritratto di Giovinetto, Jacopo Da pontormo)
Detail (La continenza di Scipione, Domenica Beccafumi)
Detail (La continenza di Scipione, Domenica Beccafumi)
Detail (Rittrato di Francesco Maria, Giusto Sussterman)
Detail (Rittrato di Francesco Maria, Giusto Sussterman)