Coline Le Corre


My questioning is here based on the constructive function of ruins.
Ruins establish the existence of all things since their origins. The end is initiated by every beginning.
Ruins attest the extinction of a previous state or object. It is the end of an age, the precise moment where things vanish in an other era and where it will not be shaped as we used to know it.
While expressing what no longer is, it contains the remains and transformations.
This moment of transition interests me, because ruins are not only the end of a process. It is also a rupture in time and in matter which continually expresses the change and the dynamic process of going from a state to another, from a shape to another.
When i talk about a simple glance on the ruined object which stayed a ruin, or about the possibilities of revival and reuse this object my bring, or else about the elements which where built as ruins before even coming ones, i’m wondering about the temporal frontier on which the ruins are situated.
Through this figure, simultaneously, several times cross and coexist. It is not the past but the perpetuation of the past into the present, an emergence of memory linking the past and the future, the before and the after.
Collapse, emergence, upward and downward movements, stratifications, reanimation, recombining are as many actions and means of illustrating my research.