detritus.

is born (and stuck) in 1994, Arch. Dipl. EPFL (2021).

Navigates between art, architecture, illustration, furniture and web design. Tries to be imaginative no matter the field.

Develops "Moratorium." as a personal approach since 2017, researching ways to conceive an architecture that solely develops within existing buildings.

Hands-on, always happy to leave the screen and hop into modification work.

Collects swatches and dvds, amongst other objects considered as obsolete today.

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is born in 1995, Arch. Dipl. EPFL (2021).

Deeply invested in the social and theoretical aspects of architecture, always trying to materialize theories into meticulous models and drawings to bridge the gap between physical and mental production.

Especially interested in the way space constructs gender and identities.

Fascinated by Swiss post-modern design and mineral patterns.
Collector of shiny raincoats and other weird things like PEZ distributors and Harry Potter Legos.

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Is educated in architecture, but active in all creative fields.
Uses what's already there, before adding what's needed.
Believes in powerful, yet modest gestures.
Prefers to modify, rather than to create.
Researches architecture's constructions.
Deconstructs norms and behaviors.
Narrates unforeseen stories.
Avoids aseptic genericity.
Interprets pop culture.
Works seriously with fun, and is funnily serious.
Prefers to imaginatively fail, rather than to boringly succeed.
Has an e-mail adress:
d@etrit.us
Is on instagram:
d.e.t.r.i.t.u.s
Is also a design gallery:
www.detritus.ch
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Bref Alignement
05/2021
Leman Lake, Switzerland and France
Bastian Marzoli, 280 boats and their crew, a lot of helping friends.
brefalignement.ch
>press release,
May 2, 2022

Bref Alignement is a 59km long performance that took place in the alpine landscape on May 2nd, 2021 when 280 boats carefully aligned  in order to materialize the invisible administrative Franco-Swiss border, strangely located in the center of Lake Geneva. 

The event made it possible to exacerbate the theoretical dimension of the border while confronting it to the personal perception of each witness present at the time of the alignment. The inhabitants of the Lake Geneva basin were then able to question the role of the lake as a separator, but above all as a common landscape and sensory heritage, challenged by administrative rules that do not correspond to the reality of a space serving daily as a link between two coasts. The performance also established a direct link between an arbitrary line projected on a map, at a reduced scale, and its real-life monumental alter-ego, confronted with the reality of a moving natural environment.

The border was closed for the very first time since WW2 during the 2020 pandemic, which resonated strongly with the performance. The fact that both Swiss and French sailors were at the time not allowed to spend the night anchored ‘‘abroad’’ transformed their meeting on the line in a joyful reunion, after months apart. The boats were coming from more than 70 different ports, and were coordinated by the artist during a heavy administrative and logistical process.

The event had to be greenlit by 6 different administrative entities, situated in both countries. Against all odds, in a time when public events were canceled weekly, Bref Alignement was able to take place, thus being the first international event on the lake since the beginning of the pandemic.

Therefore, the brief 20 minutes performance was the result of a 3-month long process, which could not have been successful without the time and enthusiasm of all implied sailors, who offered a unique moment to viewers all around the lake.

Pictures : Julien Dagniaux, Lucas Balet, Steve Maibach, Michael Maccabez, Mathis Pochat, Samuel Buntschu, Julien Friedli.
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