I create collages by using fragments cut from engravings or prints of my own drawings. Resulting from both intuitive handcraft and goldsmith work, my imaginary territories do not follow any scenography or linear narration: pre-renaissance architectures stand alongside contemporary buildings, which sometimes overlook small islands of landscape or take the form of scattered and floating particles on the white matrix of the paper.
My work is deconstructing classicism and its architectonic: the foundations of the classical project were based on self-presence of reason, the certainty of the ontological primacy of a thinking and self-reflexive subject who, because of its substantial hierarchy, could give rules to the sensible: this is the phantasm of absolute control on the space. Same kind of movement is taking place in the collage technique.
Claire Trotignon will investigate the mutability of space and time, exploring through collage techniques the diversity of architectures in the Dominican Republic,with plans that include working on a scaled replica of a 16th century village built in 1976 in Altos de Chavón.