2011 - 2014. Les déplacés
In her series The Displaced, all the photographs capture the animals in stilled poses in an unfamiliar universe. Such approach to positioning generates something peculiar and fascinating brought out through photography. Their hieratic poses and accusing gaze are turning toward the lens. The absence of movement and of gesture creates an uneasy and incongruous ambiance. The incompatible worlds come face to face, confront each other, the salvage and the domestic, the animal and the human. The series lies between magic and tragedy, between fragility and strength, and simultaneously plays on documenting fear and fiction (the animals are placed in the center of an environment that is unknown, hostile and beautiful). The animals appear to be trapped, in disarray. These ‘forgotten’ find their ways despite their situations, in which they should never have been – a long road at night, a sky dominated by factory towers, a dazzling light, as well as the unsettling conditions.
However, in the almost magical nature of these spaces of plays between shadow and light, clear and obscure, the animals regain an alluring presence and a mythical aura, and call for our introspection: who is the true intruder?