With all my heart, I kiss you (Verdun) / 2012-2015

Verdun est une bataille.
Verdun est une ville de 20 000 habitants dans le nord-est de la France.
Verdun est un champ de bataille.

The battle becomes a case of study taking form of an installation where different geographical and historical points are connected to each other.
This works aim to explore representation of conflicts and wars. It questions the ability of photographic medium to represent tragic events. This installation is composed by various pieces and materials: still and moving images made by myself, objects and archive materials, such as aerial reconnaissance tactical images taken between 1915 and 1917 and found postcards.
Furthermore, the triviality is persistent in all the works. There is nothing to see but everything could be thought. It’s less about the experience of war than about ways of looking.
Then, an image - by being reused and reinterpreted in interaction within the others pieces - creates meaning for other possibilities for war representation.

With the help of the "SHD Service Historique" and "Memorial de Verdun"

"Place de Verdun, Paris", 14 min 30 sec
on Vimeo.

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 Sky #1, found image     
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 Graben #4, C-type print, frame     
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 Graben #1, C-type print, aluminium     
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 Graben #2, C-type print, aluminium,     
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 Graben #3, C-type print, aluminium     
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 Graben #5, C-type print, frame     
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 Re-connaissance (1914-1918), detail     
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 Re-connaissance (1914-1918)     
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 Winter, found image     
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 Spring, found image     
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 Verdun 1915, found image     
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 En Argonne, found image     
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 I kiss you with all my heart   postcard 
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 Installation views     
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 St Lukas Degree Show 2013     
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 Guide Michelin, ed. 1929     
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 Watch This Space biennale 2015     
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