The timing of the move crystallizes many issues, more so when it is triggered by demolition operations. How places are invested by the people who inhabit them? What remains of it when they pass the demolition comes a clean slate? How did it come to reveal the nature of their connection to these places? Through its demolition videos, pictures of domestic spaces and its collection of furniture and other items recovered just before they are thrown, Anne Laure Boyer is trying to build a visual memory and make the catch on a process that partially escapes us.
This book tells Removals, artwork by Anne Laure Boyer between 2008 and 2011 in Floirac, in the Bordeaux area, on the right bank of the Garonne when looking towards the ocean.
Installed in Spain since October 2011, she began by exploring several aspects of the cycles of neglect and urban transformation: occupied houses, yards suspends, ghost towns, abandoned villages, dams and submerged villages … A first phase of research to try to develop a mapping relationship to time and makes the city proper to Spain, and see how these sites can be reactivated by social ownership and / or the artistic act.
Anne Laure Boyer is a graduate of the School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg, after studying plastic arts at the University Paris 8 and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. His professional career has been built around artist residencies or orders involving territories and specific environments, including urban renewal program of the town of Bordeaux, from 2006 to 2011.