Humans have always left marks on walls. From the first cave paintings to street art, painting on walls reveals a lot of subjects, styles and demands. Through time, walls crumble apart, break, and gradually disappear, like living prints. All these accidents sometimes reveal another painting, another poster, another graffiti, a new story.
Murmurs is a mix between «murs», in english «walls» and «murmures» which means «whispers». It’s a sentimental artwork, a construction, a memory sculpture. It’s inspired by the question of memories, from the strongest mark to the faintest one
Thereby on walls, coexist prints, bruises, visual art and a lot of other things which develops by accident. Through layers of time, new stories and old memories appear.
Murmurs construction is a work in four steps: assemblage of twenty concrete slabs, which weigh ten kilos. Wall painting in my favorites colors. Wall plastering. Wall scratching to leave my own mark. Lastly, sticking posters and memories I brought back from my previous trips where I found this idea.
This work is a mix of memories which defines a part of my life. It’s an installation physically hard to do because of the total weight, the tall size and the dangerous relationship between weight and imbalance. A game of construction, like memories, can be difficult to achieve.