Upon my arrival in Faucogney-et-la-Mer, I needed of a break from my daily grind, seeking an escape from the relentless production demands that had been weighing me down. During the three months I spent at Villa Villekulla, I found the opportunity to slow down and reclaim some time for myself. I lived in this small country village at my own rhythm, a slower rhythm. I went for walks in the forest that surrounded me, often accompanied by podcasts or long discussions with my flatmates. In my bed and on the sofa in the living room I hung out and cherished talking about love with Fred. I baked fruit tarts and prepared dishes to share with the whole household. With no predefined concept, I drew and modelled clay to make ceramic vases. I read books, especially novels – the ones I didn’t take the time to read. I watched lots of films, documentaries and series – all chosen because they told lesbian stories. I collected, photographed and referenced each of these activities on the walls of the studio – to keep a trace of them. A trace of this multiple research that has allowed me to dig deep into my own reflections, my practice and my posture as an artist.
Thank you Arunà, Fred, Léonard, Madeleine, Nina, Manuel, Iris and Nicolas for this wonderful experience <3