Femme plurielle (Plural woman) [Featured project]
Format: Site specific public art installation, photography,glass, mirrors, basalt, wood, corten steel Size: 8m long
Location: Parvis des droits de l'homme et de la laïcité, Champ Fleuri, Sainte-Clotilde, Saint-Denis, Réunion Island, Indian Ocean, Overseas France
With the support of: "Patrimoine et création", Artist residence, Iconothèque historique de l’océan Indien, Le Département de La Réunion and Departament de Cultura Generalidat de Catalunya
Description: "Femme plurielle (Plural woman) " is a site-specific public art installation taking its inspiration from portraits of women from the Indian Ocean
(East Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, Mayotte, Réunion), China and India from the 19th and 20th century. These different generations of women have forged
the identity of the Reunion Island woman of today. These photographs come from the archives of Iconothèque Historique de l’Océan Indien. 20 faces of women of all ages, from
different social backgrounds and origins, are displayed against a basalt background. These portraits intertwine, merge, play on the similarities and dissimilarities of a woman
who could have been another. This portrait gallery has mirrors interspersed inviting passers-by to mingle their faces with these female icons from another time, frozen in stone.
We don't choose our place of birth, our gender, our race, or our social status... It is up to everyone to build a more just society.
"Femme plurielle" offers a historical perspective allowing us to project ourselves into a more equitable and egalitarian world.
The condition of women has guided the artist's research and creation. The work is a tribute to the woman of Reunion, in her alterity, in her cultural richness, in her dignity.