Du Monde à la Maison transcends formats: it transforms news into exhibition, magazine into space, and confronts photo-journalists with an audience in a pop-up experience.
Du Monde à la Maison presents the works of photo-reporters dealing with communities, such as the last heiress of batik techniques in Vietnam or the refugees on the roads to Europe.
My role is to select one of their reports, curate their pictures, create digital content like Google Maps to contextualize the pictures. I then choose a place, generally an apartment, and design the spatial experience.
People who are interested in the event register by writing me an email. For two hours or more, strangers gather to experience media subjectively and to understand the world in a more sensible way. This convivial experience is made for people to experience information in a new way and for strangers who share interests to meet and talk.
Sylvia Guirand and Louis Witter, who were awarded for their works after they accepted to join this experimental project, were the two first of this ongoing series.
#1 The last heiress of batik technics with Sylvia Guirand (2014)
#2 Barbwired Europe with Louis Witter (2015)
For its second edition Du Monde à La Maison as invited Louis Witter to exhibit, present and explain pictures he recently took. In Septembre 2015, he followed the refugees intinerary from Serbia to Germany. The selected pictures are stop-overs and portraits that embodied the terrible journey of those that were obliged to flee away form the war atrocities. They are seeking to take shelter in Europe that is now divided between those who want to welcome them and those who rather not to. The barb-wired roses on their way, along the camps and the boundaries. With voice, images and maps, this encounter mixed formats to allow us to follow the refugees path with one photo-journalist who was on the road with the refugees.
Here is a map to understand the intinerary and the origins of the refugees that Witter met on the road
Cover Photo : Delphine Millet, Portraits Intérieurs, Hello World.