Berlin Exhibition @ WerkStadt Kulturverein

This exhbition happened in the Werkstadt in Neukölln, Berlin
First room

Silhouettes (Silhouetten) and Inconscious Creatures (Unbewusste Kreaturen) View the pictures


Concept:  Through this work, french Alice Baillaud seeks to identify or highlight the uniqueness of each person through an act as trivial as walking.  « I often think of french Blaise Cendrars, who said:

It is in what people have most in common that they differ the most »

At once unknown and  recognizable, these figures which we belong animate the streets and squares of our cities in an ephemeral and everyday way. The work itself is a very fine black and white work where the main tool used by the artist is a blade which allows her to sratch through the stains of black ink, make some very fine lines as the characters slowly appear. The transparency is very important: it brings another depth to the drawings printed on 1,70m translucid films.



Second room

The second rooms shows a serie of black and white drawings from the serie Inconscious Creatures




These drawings were made during her art residency in Bretagne (France) in the Manor of  Plessix-Madeuc  between March and June 2010.

Concept : A bit like one sees creatures in the clouds, Alice has been looking at  the surfaces of the Manor and has carried them on her sheets of paper. Thus,  the old wooden step of the stairs to her studio, the tiled bathroom,  some granite stone of the exterior wall etc. gave birth to the Unconscious Creatures.

More drawings realised in the Manor of  Plessix-Madeuc


The Red Leaves River

Performance inside the Holocaust Memorial of Berlin. View more pictures.

red leaves river

The Red Leaves River was a perfomance inside the Memorial to the Murdered jews of Europe which occured the 25th of October 2010. The idea was to cover one of the deep alleys of the Memorial with red leaves of Virginia creeper which stains red many walls of Berlin in October : an ephemeral installation about the fragility of life.The strength of this project lies in the contrast between red and gray, leaf and concrete. I saw a river of souls, many visitors talked about a river of blood. It was an intense experience from a human and artistic perspective. The visitors were surprised and touched by the red river: many took pictures and stayed a moment to contemplate.

This project is a team effort and I want to give a warm thank you to the workteam…and especially my brother Ben, Detlef and Mark…and also Karsten, Jane, Doville, Benoît, Herman, Esra and Miu.