Paradise Series     
performance, scenography, graphic design

Paradise Series is an installation with movable, easy to set up elements and specifically designed tools, activated during a performance. In becoming the director of a collective fantasy, I enable myself  to escape my mundane daily life.

The dream of a life better than the one we know is an essential part of human nature. Paradise is an omnipresent timeless figure expressing a yearning for that which is absent or desired. Today, in our modern western society, Paradise has become a commodity on the tourist market, a highly controlled construction that responds to the needs of Western tourists to transcend the limits of daily life. Escapism is produced and sold in an easy accessible form: a getaway to an exotic remote island. However, it is an artificial construction that ignores the local reality of these destinations and the imagined experience can never be reached, because it doesn't exist outside the imagination.   

Photography by Baptiste Coulon and Raphaelle Mueller 

Hugo d'Alesi's Maréorama 
graphic design, research

For the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, the French graphic designer Hugo d’Alesi staged a voyage on a steamship that crossed the Mediterranean Sea from the French port of Villefranche to Constantinople, the capital of the Orient. By both recapturing the voyage as an active passenger aboard the Maréorama and deconstructing the Maréorama in relation to its historical and socio-economical context, this research aims to analyse Hugo d’Alesi’s immersive multi-sensorial spectacle, which combined commercial mass culture with the political agenda of the Third French Republic. It demonstrates how the voyage on the Maréorama was strongly embedded in the stereotypical Western constructed representations of the Mediterranean region at that time. These representations exposed the imbalance of power between the Western and Eastern poles of the Mediterranean basin and the authentic and sensual Orient as the supposed contrasting pole of the industrialised West.

Andrea Adberhalden
graphic design

Two publications for the Swiss fashion designer Andrea Abderhalden, documenting her diploma project.

Congress of Spoons
graphic design

Proposal for the graphic identity and the exhibition design for Congress of Spoons.

The exhibition Congress of Spoons explored the narrative power of objects and our relationship with them whereby different cabinets proposed a different way of looking at the same object: the spoon. This proposal was based on a narrative in which the Spoon Community hired us to design their annual congress.The different cabinets represent different delegations that each have their own flag. The flag of the event is an assembly of all the delegations, representing the whole Spoon Community.

Designed during a one week workshop with Neoneo at HEAD in Geneva
In collaboration with Beatriz Granado and Fatou Dravé

Ziggy Stardust
graphic design

The album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars which came out in 1972 and the Ziggy Stardust World Tour from January 1972 to July 1973, tell the story of Ziggy Stardust, a rockstar messiah from outer space on a mission to save Planet Earth. For more than one year, the British musician David Bowie became the protagonist of his own imaginary scenario in real life.

The title of this publication on Ziggy Stardust,  is screen-printed in gold, the colour of the visionary. The inside cover is bright red, the colour of Ziggy Stardust’s hair and boots, which were a strong statement in a world where “people were afraid of colour and their lives were built up in shades if grey”. While the use of the the typeface Sporting Grotesque well expresses his multifaceted and elusive identity.