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La visite de l’acrobate / The acrobat’s visit

What happens when an acrobat meets elderly women at home? The result is a strange unspoken world, where intimacy, imbued with a great delicacy, reflects our own humanity. Each unique encounter reveals both fragile and extraordinary acrobatics so we look at those hand-to-hands as a...

Soeurs d’armes / Sisters in arms

„Soeurs d’armes“ (Sisters in arms) is a singular piece of musical performance and theatre. Through narration and song, a young woman's story is told. I recount decisive encounters during my suburban teenage years in secondary school. It was then that other young women helped me...

OBJETS D’HIVER / PANACHE

OBJET D'HIVER is the title of my art residency in Sept-Nov 2016 followed by a solo exhibition in Nov-Jan 2017 at the Gallery Langage Plus in Alma (Québec, Canada). PANACHE is the collective exhibition about Québec I took part in Feb-May 2017, at the FRAC in Sélestat (Alsace, France). About...

UN OPERA DE PAPIER / A PAPER OPERA

Theater laboratory in Québec, Canada The first chapter of research for a new theater piece: Un opéra de papier (a paper opera) by Le Fil rouge théâtre. How to speak about death and loss to children and elderly persons at the same time? What are the rituals, the music, the special...

The Netzdoku network

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since I arrived in Berlin in early 2013 I've been highly interested in the cross-media documentary scene. I first wrote articles about it and I soon joined the Netzdoku network in order to run the monthly meet ups with Frédéric...

(Y)our little book of fears workshop

The workshops “(Y)our Little Book of Fears” aims to offer spaces for joint reflections on the many shapes that medial and societal fears are projected in. They have been developed since early 2015 by visual designer and thinker Caram Kapp, theater specialist Martha Bouziouri, documentary...

Webdoc Dütti-Doku

A web documentary about one of Berlin's most hidden suburb: the Düttmann Siedlung. The Dütti-Doku project is the result of a three months radio workshop made with the inhabitants themselves. Along with radio journalists and web developers, they learned to record and edit interviews, do some field...

ARTE / ZDF documentaries

Since 2011 I've been working on several documentary projects for the Gruppe 5 film production, based in Cologne. First as an assistant director and then since 2015 as a scenario writer with directors and producers Christel Fomm and Martin Carazo Mendez. The last production I worked on is a ten episodes documentary about the...

Home birth – a radio report

(EN) This radio report introduces us to a young German couple living in Berlin that have made the bold decision to give birth at home. As both a personal and political statement, we learn how the issue came into question, the thinking that went into...

Courage time six

Courage time six is a video installation made of 6 videos of 6 foreigners reinterpreting 6 pieces of "German culture": from The Ballad of Mack the Knife to Deutschlandfunk radio's traffic report. Culture is often taken for granted as the usual backdrop, but for foreigners like myself...