“Abstract” is an interactive installation on the theme of waiting and the perception of the time passing-by: inviting visitors in a space where the body and its movement play the role of interfaces. From a point of view on the Japanese garden and its vision on the surrounding, aesthetic and philosophical world, this project is inspired by the tension between elements intentionally thought here in a contradictory dialog: abstraction and texture, concealment and disclosure, empty space and framed space. This installation places the visitor on the razor’s edge: always on the border, between two worlds, passing from one to the other. This is the experience of difference and of a fragile balance, of what is called in the Japanese culture, the impermanence of things . The latter is then staged in a relationship to the cycle of time, to the emotions that the expectation of something to happen can generate.

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Joëlle Bitton


Vincent Roudaut


Ailadi Cortelletti




gallery éf, Tokyo; Nuits de l'Ososphère, Strasbourg;