De la forme découle la fonction



In the art project LIGNES, we question the way human bodies find their place in an interior space.

We consider the ergonomic and organic architecture from the 60's to the 70’s as the most suitable environment for the realization of this project.


In the videos and photos, spaces have lost their original functions. 

We spend a lot of time looking for interesting buildings where the architecture have a lot of things to tell.

LIGNES proposes a ​real contemporary reappropriation of the obsolete ​architecture​. 


We observe how architectural lines ​create comfort or discomfort for the user. In these videos and photos, a​ human being​ attempts to reconstruct the "choreography" ​orchestrated by the lines​ of the architecture​. 

We imagine a choreography composed of common gestures, spontaneous and intimate reactions to one's immediate surroundings. We also explore the shift between comfort and discomfort, exerted by architecture on a user.


For this project, the media are photos and ​videos and not ​a performance.



Chapter 1 





Marc Solotareff

Robert Mallet-Stevens

Jean Ginsberg


We choose 3 spaces that have lost their original functions.

an entrance of a building / a swimming pool / a fountain


In "Hall", a space that used to serve as the reception area of a medical office, Célia performs circular movements, inspired by the architecture itself. Here, the human body is almost reduced to a hollow presence by performing a series of gestures. They constantly appear and fade, restrained by a space that encircles and binds them.

In "Piscine", Célia tries to swim in an empty pool and to act as if she felt comfortable. Her gestures attempt to appear natural within a space whose function has become obsolete. This work appears as an attempt to revive outdated spaces where an individual returns to recreate past memories and gestures. A sense of time passing by irreversibly is evoked by means of the staging of a dialogue between the body of the artist and the architectural constraints.

In 'Fontaine", Célia is dancing around a totem, with traditionnal movement borrowed from the German expressionist dance. 




Chapter 2

sept 2017

Berlin - Tbilisi


We will choose 3 unknown buildings.











between all "items" present​ed​ in the ​video an the photo. 



 "Architecture shapes the man" Frank Lloyd Wright.



The user invent​s​ a new use of the architecture and ​pushes the architecture of the past directly to the future .





Performance is silent. However, the colors of the place ​and the movements​ of the contemporary user create​ a "visual polyphony ', syncopated with irregular rhythm. 



The choreographic gesture is made of lines, curves and angles

The architectural gesture is made of lines, curves and angles





- ​Precision of movements


-The architecture lines guide the choreographic gesture​, and not the reverse.​


- ​A​n  embodied​ architectural gesture​


- Alternation of curves and lines: a very strong visual rhythm







chapter 1




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