Each of the works presented here for this first solo exhibition were begun during a residency in Japan. They, however, reject any nostalgia on the part of the traveler.
The souvenirs brought back are fragmentary images which contain a seductive formal charge and a dysfunctionality; something that, for the most part, reflects a disenchanted materialism. The photographs, videos and installations betray a problematical vision of the object, combining both fetishism and the derogatory. The artist was struck by the infantile and narcissistic atmosphere (close to the imagery of manga) that has penetrated the streets of Japan.
Co-production: Art 3 (Valence) and the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.