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L'école de plein-air

Date: 2018
Support: Photography
Dimensions: 40 x 50 cm
Cibachrome print

The open air school of Suresnes was built at the beginning of the 1930s, inspired by sanatoriums: it was designed to offer open-air therapy to children that needed to be protected from tuberculosis. The classrooms imagined by architects Eugène Baudoin and Marcel Lods were detached houses. Their walls were large glass screens that could be folded so that there would be no separation from the outside and that the children could study outdoors. L'école de plein-air [The open air school] shows one of these screens where the trees of the park and the reflection of the classroom blend, questioning the possibility of concurrence between the world and the place where it is studied: how is the space constructed, what is our relationship to the world, and, at last, is it best seen through a lens and a prism?
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