COQUILLETTE
(in french little shell, noodle)
2004 > ongoing

Bulle 6 Coques house by Jean Benjamin Maneval (1968).

As is exists, the Bulle 6 Coques is perfect.

It became a bath, then later a theater, then and a sheepfold, in Nantes, Sèvres and Bourges, France. Each time, the fixtures gave rise to a series of events, happening in the periphery.

After five years of using and damaging further the almost wrecked module, I gave to its formless inhabitant the name of Coquillette. (little shell, little noodle) A naked worm in an apple.

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. From there, 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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