Early Works

Back To Childhood (2012)

I was hanging around in my grandparent's attic when I found among other things was a box full of toys I used to play with as a child. Each of them reminded me of a particular moment of my childhood and I felt emotionally connected to them. Instead of storing them back into their box, I tried to imagine what they could look like in our adult world. Going further than their power to generate nostalgia, toys offer those who animate them a marvelous power to reinvent the world.

“All the toys one commonly sees are essentially a microcosm of the adult world; they are all reduced copies of human objects, as if in the eyes of the public the child was, all told, nothing but a smaller man, a homunculus to whom must be supplied objects of his own size [...] The fact that French toys literally prefigure the world of adult functions obviously cannot but prepare the child to accept them all [...].”
— Roland Barthes

Hopeless Romantic (2012)

We all desperately want to find our "big love", in fact, it has practically become a necessary condition for happiness. It seems so attainable in the movies, books and music we are exposed to everyday, so naturally we think it must be possible. But is it real ?

Hopeless Romantic is a love story. A boy and a girl find each other, and their story unfolds : from their first meeting to the last moments of their love, from hopeless romanticism to the final disillusion. What starts out as vision soon becomes finessed into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of failing and the possibility of a new beginning.

This project is a collaboration with french photographer Pauline Ballet