Microsituations by Marc Trotereau 16.04.09

words Carol Eid

Since last year designer Trotereau has been wandering the streets of London and Paris reordering found objects and adding touches to them for a project entitled Microsituations. The above photographs are from London.

Exploring ideas of repetition and disorder, Microsituations looks at ways of changing the feel of a city by provoking curiosity in the passerby. In making several little interventions to a neighbourhood, things that seem insignificant are suddenly put in focus and make a change to someone's everyday routine.

Speed is essential to the process, to minimise the chances of the artist being noticed. The focus is on someone being touched by an unexpected arrangement of fallen leaves or junk mail that mysteriously appear on their doorstep.

"I had to stop doing it for a while after I found myself arranging things everywhere I went, even at parties," says Trotereau. "Now it's a habit."


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