Which influence exert city lights on us? A silent poetry hides behind the everyday objects we thought we knew, revealed when the moon rises. This series of photographs, taken in different cities of Europe, plays with this poetry, changing the classical sense of architecture to create new stories and focus on its chromatic impact.
When violence is staged in today's pop culture, it takes place mostly at night. When I became interested in this project, I went for a walk at night in my city, Berlin. So, without passing judgment, I began to look at the urban space and analyse what violence meant to me. However, the ostensible violence, as we imagine it (verbal and physical aggression, accidents, etc.) did not correspond to my sensitivity or to what I wanted to convey. Step by step and as I walked around at night, I began to be bothered by the amount of light and bright advertisements scattered around every street corner, calling for consumption at all hours of the day and night. When I found a tree that had been turned into a billboard for a restaurant, I realised that it was this form of violence that called out the strongest reaction to me. However, I wanted to leave the viewers free to make their own opinion and interpret the works as they wished. Inspired by the work of Mark Rothko, who painted vast, abstract areas of colour in which we are invited to lose ourselves and meditate, I tried to distance myself from the figurative representation of these light panels and leave it up to each individual to take a personal look at the artworks.
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