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Marion Chombart de Lauwe

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52 rue d'aubervilliers, Paris, France
Marion Chombart de Lauwe is a French artist. A former anthropology student, she has an eclectic artistic background : theater, fine arts and graphic design. A major aspect of her work focuses on architecture mutation, as she follows the process of change on construction/demolition sites and draws the successive steps of the building's transformation and then engraves her work using laser cut on actual pieces of steel taken from those very buildings. Born in 1978, lives and works in Paris

Last hours of buildings


Mutagenesis

Last hours of buildings


Mutagenesis
An artistic project that load an architectural object with a symbolic image to tell of an era of transition
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

It is an artistic project that approach a territory or a place with a particular point of view : its disappearance.
Drawing the demolition process, collecting materials of the building and engraving the trace of those places on what remains of them is a way to actualize the future of a mutated space, in the perspective of thought about its disappearance, memory and transformation.
The final outcome of this project is to install the artwork closer to the buildings on the public space, as if we were writing an Archeology of the future.
Drawing the last hours of buildings it is almost an ironic formula, a kind of anthropomorphism : tribute to the Unknown Soldier (under the triumphal arch in Paris) applied to buildings.
In this project, there is the desire to make visible the invisible, to witness a space transformation, a fragil moment : engravating it somewhere in itself and in us, like a ritual of passage that marks the body of the landscape.



Six works are permanently present in the public space in Pantin next to the transformed buildings (by Frederic Jung Architecture).
Those who walk through these urban landscapes will find some footprints of the mutated spaces at the turn of their walk. That would be an imaginary sign for a future archeology.

Memory plate 14 from the Ice Factory of Nantes
Laser cutter engraving from an original line drawing made in situ

Between two waterways for many years (between river and ocean), the Ice Factory on the Island of Nantes was demolished during the winter of 2016.

Memory plate from the Urban Heating Plant of La Villette (Paris)
Laser cutter engraving from an original line drawing made in situ

The plant built by CPCU in the 60s along the Ourq canal in Paris in the district of La Villette will be deconstructed in 2011-2012.

Memory plate 48 instant #21 from General Stores in Pantin
Steel plate from the building's guardrails. Cutting with the blowtorch. Laser cutter engraving from an original line drawing made in situ, then carving in the layers of the original coating and patina

The building that housed the old warehouses of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris in Pantin were rehabilitated in 2016

Digital engraving from an original line drawing on plexiglass
The castle of Romainville dated from 1630, too damaged, it was demolished in spring 2017

Last hours of buildings


Mutagenesis

Last hours of buildings


Mutagenesis
An artistic project that load an architectural object with a symbolic image to tell of an era of transition
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

It is an artistic project that approach a territory or a place with a particular point of view : its disappearance.
Drawing the demolition process, collecting materials of the building and engraving the trace of those places on what remains of them is a way to actualize the future of a mutated space, in the perspective of thought about its disappearance, memory and transformation.
The final outcome of this project is to install the artwork closer to the buildings on the public space, as if we were writing an Archeology of the future.
Drawing the last hours of buildings it is almost an ironic formula, a kind of anthropomorphism : tribute to the Unknown Soldier (under the triumphal arch in Paris) applied to buildings.
In this project, there is the desire to make visible the invisible, to witness a space transformation, a fragil moment : engravating it somewhere in itself and in us, like a ritual of passage that marks the body of the landscape.



Six works are permanently present in the public space in Pantin next to the transformed buildings (by Frederic Jung Architecture).
Those who walk through these urban landscapes will find some footprints of the mutated spaces at the turn of their walk. That would be an imaginary sign for a future archeology.

Memory plate 14 from the Ice Factory of Nantes
Laser cutter engraving from an original line drawing made in situ

Between two waterways for many years (between river and ocean), the Ice Factory on the Island of Nantes was demolished during the winter of 2016.

Memory plate from the Urban Heating Plant of La Villette (Paris)
Laser cutter engraving from an original line drawing made in situ

The plant built by CPCU in the 60s along the Ourq canal in Paris in the district of La Villette will be deconstructed in 2011-2012.

Memory plate 48 instant #21 from General Stores in Pantin
Steel plate from the building's guardrails. Cutting with the blowtorch. Laser cutter engraving from an original line drawing made in situ, then carving in the layers of the original coating and patina

The building that housed the old warehouses of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris in Pantin were rehabilitated in 2016

Digital engraving from an original line drawing on plexiglass
The castle of Romainville dated from 1630, too damaged, it was demolished in spring 2017


Idea by

Marion Chombart de Lauwe
52 rue d'aubervilliers
Paris
France
Marion Chombart de Lauwe is a French artist. A former anthropology student, she has an eclectic artistic background : theater, fine arts and graphic design. A major aspect of her work focuses on architecture mutation, as she follows the process of change on construction/demolition sites and draws the successive steps of the building's transformation and then engraves her work using laser cut on actual pieces of steel taken from those very buildings. Born in 1978, lives and works in Paris