In a society that has become epileptic, I question disequilibrium, speed, and vertigo.   

Are we on the edge of the abyss?

Between free fall and ecstasy, between memory and amnesia, I ask myself about the role of humanity, its identity.

Using fiction and the burlesque, I tell a story of humanity on a tightrope, into which intrude crazy characters – sometimes played by myself. Monsters, in the broad sense, and symbols.

I also explore science fiction and the emergence of imaginary worlds.

Characterised by tangents and reversals, my images range from absurdism to contemplation.

Passionate about anthropology, literature and theatre, I issue an invitation to imagine a new world in which laughter triumphs over anxiety.  

Since 2019, I have been on an interior photographic journey, questioning the notion of madness: i revisit my archives, stage pictures and perform.

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All texts translated from French by Sally Ruddock Rivière