L’Horizon retrouvé, 2013–
Various materials found on city streets, ongoing performative gesture
While walking the world’s cities, the artist picks up and collects – alone or with others – strings, cords and shoelaces lying in the streets. These discarded fragments of life, invisible, forgotten traces, are used to create horizon lines whose extent depends on the length of the pieces tied end to end. The walks serve to build bonds among the people involved, to discover differently, to reactivate invisible traces of a city, and to focus on tiny details that go unnoticed in daily life. Using an economy of means and taking time are essential elements of the project; they invite fundamental questions about living together, about how we relate to the environment and ecological disasters.