Multiple Bordeaux (2005-2010)
The images shown here were mostly shot over the summer 2005 and 2006. At that time, intense public works were reshaping the city of Bordeaux.
The new tramway brought a more open and peaceful city center with entire streets devoted to pedestrians and cyclists while bringing the suburban areas much closer. The first phase of the growing network was completed late 2008.
Between 2005 and 2008, I hadn't anything in mind but to document how Bordeaux was changing. In 2008, I ended up with a series of pictures depicting moods not facts.
Between 2008 and 2010 the project grew into an installation of twelve mobile displays, placed where each picture was taken. It received both an official support and grant from the cultural department of the city.
Similar to Guy Debord's psychogeographic "dérive", a concept I wasn't aware of when I shot the work, I set up a meandering track in the city in twelve steps.