Tu te souviens ?

Solo exhibition Tu te souviens ? (Do You Remember?),
Maison des Arts de Schaerbeek, Brussels — 2014.

Site-specific installation in a former mansion — built in 1826, landmarked and converted into an art center — on the theme of remembrance of forgotten wars and conflicts.

Foreign Import
Installation in the dinning room.
Glass case, cups and plates from divers origins, coffee, cacao, coal, and other minerals.

A strange tea time, set around a mythic cup (under the glass case) that witnessed the birth of Belgium in 1830, recalls that this country's wealth was based on intensive exploitation of its own natural resources — thanks to the workforce imported from many countries — as well as of the natural resources of its colonies — in a very violent way. The following text was posted on one of the dinning room's walls: Foreign Import.

Collateral Damages
Installation in the pink lounge.

The pink lounge's piano and chandelier, bundled against possible bombings, suggest the possibility of a local war, while the precious wall-coverings in fuchsia silk are decorated with a frieze of corpses drawn at eye level.

Unstable World
Installation in the beige lounge.

Like a mountain range, a 9-meter accordion-shaped book — from the bookcase Entitled — is spread across the room. One can discover a succession of press photographs related to all kinds of violence and highlighted with red pencil. The book is part of Entitled, a case that holds 6 different titles with an identical content. More information

Amnesia
Installation in the library.
Large screen, table, seats, lamps and books.
Video amnesia — 52 mn, subtitled in English — displayed on a large screen (3 m width).

In twelve sequences and twelve languages, amnesia pays tribute to the poets and writers who preserve the memory of what some are trying to forget or even deny. A reading corner offers to the visitors the opportunity to discover the authors' books that are read in the video. More information

Lucile Bertrand - Poster

Lucile Bertrand - Foreign Import

Installation Foreign Import in the dinning room.

Lucile Bertrand - Foreign Import

Installation Foreign Import.

Lucile Bertrand - Foreign Import

Installation Foreign Import.

Lucile Bertrand - Foreign Import

Installation Foreign Import,
portraits of cups.

Lucile Bertrand - Dommages collatéraux

Installation Collateral Damages in the pink lounge.

Lucile Bertrand - Dommages collatéraux

Installation Collateral Damages.

Lucile Bertrand - Dommages collatéraux

Installation Collateral Damages.
“Force (...) transforms a man into a thing in the most literal sense,
as it transforms it into a corpse.
There was someone, and, a moment later, there is no one.”

Simone Weil, The Iliad or the Poem of Force, 1941.

Lucile Bertrand - Dommages collatéraux

Installation Collateral Damages.

Lucile Bertrand - Monde instable

Installation Unstable World in the beige lounge.

Lucile Bertrand - Monde instable

Installation Unstable World.
This project met Thucydides' path, a Greek politician and historian
(460–397 BC), from whom this quote can be found on every book's cover:
“By wanting to justify acts considered up to there as blameworthy,
we changed the ordinary sense of the words.”

Lucile Bertrand - Monde instable

Beige lounge.
Showcase table presenting
the bookcase Entitled.

Lucile Bertrand - Amnesia

Installation in the library.

Lucile Bertrand - Amnesia

Installation in the library.
Video amnesia

Lucile Bertrand - Amnesia

Installation in the library.
Video amnesia

Lucile Bertrand - Coin-lecture

Reading-corner in the library.
Most of the books are from the writers
presented in the video.