“Contextual, our works refer to the reality by confrontation, by contact – contiguity and continuity – and relation; they result from collisions and the apprehension of a place from its physical, geological, historical and cultural features, in the permeability from a field to another, from one culture to the other. We mainly produce site-responsive installations, recalling the silent stirs of the past or creating light interferences, raising the places’ ambiguities. We are equally interested in scientific concepts, technologies that derive from them, and popular imageries; by monuments which make History and the sound of the present time which defies immediate understanding.
Our recent researches focus on the ground: the seisms that shake our architectural and social constructions, the imaginary related to a place (geomythology, risk culture in folktales and pictures…), thresholds, and in a metaphorical way the minimum, the base of our material and psychic structures.
It brings out different timescales to accommodate: from the geological time to those – optimized and sustained – of the production pace, including compulsive click, the way we experience it (when waiting, or bored), and revivals of cultural forms.”
Clémence Choquet, Mickaël Gamio