I was born in 1960 in Paris.
Attracted to Germany, Central European Countries and Spain at the
age 16, I started to travel.
Very soon I started to work with young 'drop-outs', using theatratical
devices inspired by The Theatre of the Oppressed by the Argentinean,
Augusto Boal in which actors spontaneously provoke everyday situations
to highlight social issues and problems. I was also influenced by
the writing style and stage craft of the French dramatist Armand
Gatti who worked directly with survivors of the holocaust, prisoners
and others to powerfully dramatise and question the realities of
they current and past situations.
I moved to Bonn in Germany. At the same time I became interested
in Linguistics and Semiotics and took to full time research on the
contribution of feminism /feminity/gender to the arts.
My interest in non-institutional art forms bought me to India 1992
I settled in India during which time I did extensivly travel troughout
the country and South-east India. I have been exposed to the many
living art forms of Madhubani, Warlis, Gongs, Bastar, as well as
other tribal art. My work has found inspiration from India's fascinating
"rural " and ''urban landscapes '' which encompass the
festive spirit with underlying hostility. I found the many layers
of my surroundings as a stage already set, and I began to work for
URBAN LANDSCAPES, BLACK IS BEAUTIFULL, GOLDEN MOMENTS UP ROUND THE
Back to France.
I usually attempt to use the props around me to create compositions.
The use of different mediums simulates the complexities and diversities
of my surroundings in which I find myself, at times being a spectator
of a play. At a personal level I do try to involve people as part
of the production for example is multi-layered movement through
the use of mirrors and angles which continually reflects changing