"Rückzugsorte", Aktion in Stuttgart
Vortrag in der Oberwelt
Housse-à-tête (Cover at head)
I moved the box in differents spots as aid materials in Rimouski ( a small
I used this shelter and I looked how people reacted.
Tente-à-tête (Tent for head)
With this prototype I started to make objects like manufactured products.
I made posters and instructions with this shelter. It’s a small folding
tent that I can put and transport in its bag.
I made photographies in differents public
and privates spaces.
I made drawings from those photos.
Abri-sur-roues, 2003 (Shelter–on-weels)
This is a first prototype of transportable shelter that I maked.
With this one, I walked in the city and I found some places where I could
put my shelter.
I did this action in Montréal and during Theater street festival.
In the Festival it was a different experience.
Because the spectators were there to see something.
On this picture an unknown person carried me to another spot.
It was strange, because i didn’t put the weels for this function.
Ensemble à combler le vide (Kit to fill a empty space)
It’s a necessary material to make an ambivalant installation
which oscillates between temporary shelter and trap.
This kit comes in a box and instructions.
There are a lot of yarns pin up in walls and stick on the floor.
Ihave made photomontages to show what is possible to do
with this kit.
Nous sommes ici!
Ouellet / Lena Röth
Die kanadische Künstlerin
beschäftigt sich mit Möglichkeiten, sich vor anderen Personen
abzuschirmen. Gemeinsam mit der Stuttgarter Künstlerin Lena Röth
hat sie in Stuttgart zwischen 10. und 12. Juli eine Aktion im öffentlichen
Raum entwickelt und eine Dokumentation, sowie den Zusammenhang ihres Schaffens
Statement in englisch siehe unten.
Donnerstag, 12. Juli, 19.30
My practice is multidisciplinary. I make drawing, objects, installations
and interventions. I work around a notion of protection in link with the
individuality. I question a real necessity to have a protection and the
limits of this protection. This notion, in relation with habitation may
be seen like a body extension. I work mostly about shelter as utilitary
This idea of human protection is present in an absurd way. Portable shelters,
covering head to shoulders or the entire body, propose to do a false protection.
Prototypes come with instructions like a manufactured product. A reference
to the politic of ostrich « to bury one’s head in the sand
» to avoid danger. This politic brings a questioning on real function
of protection and voluntary blindness imposed by covering. Objects put
in context by intervention in public and private space. It’s principally
by photography that my actions are documented.
My questioning is about individualism in community and the line between
public and private space. The vulnerability in urban society may give
behaviours to certain person were notion of the other is left aside to
take oneself advantage. Iby suggesting objects which go the direction
of individuality desire into comunity, that my work invest the resistance