COQUILLETTE
(French: little shell, noodle)
2004 > ongoing

Do you know this modular house from 1968 by architect Jean Benjamin Maneval?

The Bulle 6 Coques is perfect.

It can be used as a bath, a theater, a sheepfold... Each time, the fixtures can give rise to a series of events, happening in the periphery.

After five years of using and damaging further the almost wrecked module i own, I gave to its formless inhabitant the name of Coquillette and started to perform this character.

At Galerie Birgit Ostermeier, Coquillette reenacts the construction process of the Berliner Fernsehturm (1965-69). In the bubble on top, my voice resonates like inside a bathroom. I call my mom on the phone, no answer. Then I start singing Long Song for Zelda, by Dashiell Hedayat (1971).

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Point Ephémère, Paris, 2005
Emmetrop, Bourges, 2007
Estuaire Biennal, Le lieu Unique, Nantes, 2009
La Générale, Sèvres, 2010
Galerie Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin, 2011

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