I HEARD YOU WERE COMING DOWN

2009- 2016 (selected works)

 

New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-8)

2:1  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared. Now there was no sea.
2:2  And I saw the holy city coming down out of heaven from God. This holy city is the new Jerusalem. It was prepared like a bride dressed for her husband.
2:3 I heard a loud voice from the throne. The voice said, “Now God’s home is with men. He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and will be their God.
2:4  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain. All the old ways are gone.”

I heard you were coming down is an echo to this revelation, it's inspired by the concept of the savior supposed to go down on Earth and save us from our mediocrity, our mistakes and our sins, basically saving us from our own responsability. But it could also be incarnated as a superhero, a supreme being, as well as an alien, a father or a mother, and indirectly, as an extension of ourselves, sometimes in a sophisticated and irreproachable form.

I heard you were coming down is a project about this feeling of facing ourselves and the world, just how it is, believing or hoping in something from Outside... Through a series of portraits and situations that I personally experienced, I discovered a wide varieties of its incarnations. This great Outside could be in finding inspiration, waiting for something to happen, looking for pleasure... or translated into a sculpture, a need, a face, a situation...