This exhibition marks the ten-year anniversary of the L’Impensé series published by Actes Sud. Directed by Patrick Bouchain, the series consists of books at the intersection of civics, election politics, architecture and building-sites, and which propose another way of thinking about architecture and landscape.
Devised as a vast installation, the exhibition occupies an entire 600m2 hall of the Magasin Electrique. Using Bouchain’s projects as its starting-point, it seeks to make architecture perceptible and centres on the work of five photographers: Marin Kasimir, Cyrille Weiner, Christophe Hutin, Loïc Julienne, Julie Guishes.
Their photographs—placed on the ground, suspended, projected or printed life-size on theatre sets, or stretched on huge tarpaulins—mark out a trail that is anything but rectilinear.
This exhibition extends outside the building under an awning, in a space designed like a huge outdoor lounge, with straw seating and native plants (called ‘weeds’), alongside market-garden plants, under brightly coloured construction-site tarpaulins that double as drapes.
Exhibition produced by Le Méjan