I am interested in the way our perception is shaped by mechanisms of power through architecture, urbanism and art works in public spaces. I am drawn to phenomena, often ideological, which reflect certain failed dreams and attempt to manipulate people’s perception and vulnerability. During the past few years I have been inspired by architecture; urbanism and art works in public spaces in the period of modernism, especially in Casablanca (Morocco), Dakar (Senegal) and Chandigarh (India). These places are examples of modernism marked by cultural translations into totally different political, social, technological, economic conditions. They somehow display modernism's ineffective ambition for social change.
I ask whether it’s possible to break any given narrative and to what extent it is in an individual’s capacity to create his/her own perspective or a storyline.
I usually work by exploring the subject through drawing and collecting photographic material. Results can range from installations, collage, photographs to light/video projections. Space that connects all individual elements while adding another dimension and anchoring work in time is important to me and I perceive geometric shapes and compositions that traditionally refer to non-objective ideals as an ambition to invoke something sublime, especially within an ideological context.