Loyal to the dreamlike dimension of my work and to my desire to preserve it from any political identities too define, I choose to keep a certain distance: despite the gravity of the subject, I wanted to preserve the poetic aspect of these photographs. Do not judge, but simply show.
« Danger » and « beauty »: a contradiction that I had in mind when producing this series and which reminds me of how, in recent years, we have been astonished by dangerously high summer temperatures while accommodating us. I also wanted to show the different attitudes of the youth: if some look defiant, others, on the contrary, are frightened. I didn’t want to show this ultra-combative youth that exists only in discourses and adverting.
My artistic work has always been an opportunity to explore another place, apart, the one of fiction, with all that it implies of doubts, imperfections and contradictions. In an era where art is used to educate, I like the idea of an independent and cluttered space where pleasures and fears are expressed without judgments or hierarchy.