Photorécepteurs, Photography on banner, 828 cm x 536 cm, 2 images/side, 4 images total, Pouzin, Sentier du Rhône, 2011
Photoreceptors is a series of 4 larger-than-life photographs on banner. The anonymous images of the eyes of two of the oldest residents of the town of Pouzin, measure 17 ft x 28 ft each, and face outward from the bridge connecting together the town, which today lies on either side of the Rhone river. The eyes look upstream and downstream, asking whose bodies represent us in public spaces and why larger-than-life billboards occupy spaces that could be used to shape a collective history. The temporary public commission for the Sentier du Rhône included collaboration with local governments, structural engineers (to analyze wind load) and outdoor service installers.