Thesis on the relational dynamic between humans and what no longer serves them.

The notion of rest is vast and embraces multiple meanings. Atlas des Restes aims to grasp what is symbolically at stake with objects that lost their initial purpose. Residues, used objects, ruins hold different imaginaries that influence and determine how we interact with them. And, when no longer of use, rests embody other values - that I called, in regard of Baudrillard, "residual" values, that are: informative (the data they carry), affective (the imaginaries they convey), and narrative (the stories they perpetuate). When we stop perceiving rests as inanimate things, we can start seeing them as movements, testimonies and memory occurrences. That is what makes them precious: in each and every thing, stories are hidden.



Atlas des restes




Research, Writing, Photography


Thesis developed at ENSCI Les Ateliers, directed by French philosopher and sociologist Aurélien Fouillet.

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