The Heretics or Sophie‘s Laugh, 2015
Installation, in: Art en plein air, Môtiers, Val-de-Travers/ch. Curated by Marie and Pierre-André Delachaux and a team of the Swiss Federal Arts Commission.
Wall drawing (3 x 10m) which depicts six people and a hanging tree. 10 bed sheets (74m2) on a wood landry rack. the title refers to Sophie, a figure in the book Emile or on Education 1762, to be brought up to become a wife and Mary Wollstonecraft, a philosopher 18th century, who responded to the misogynous theses of the book Emile, or on Education, among others. the installation is a proposal to rename the rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the city of Môtiers. Sophie suggests Mary Wollstonecraft, a name that stands for freedom, equality and education.
Paper handed out to the visitors: Who is who? Sophie a figure in the book Emile or on Education, 1762, to be brought up to become a wife. Mary Wollstonecraft, a philosopher 18th century, who responded to the misogynous theses of the book Emile, or on Education. Christine de Pizan, an intellectual known for her writings The Book of the City of Ladies and The Book of the Three Virtues, 14th to 15th century. Physician, a woman doctor moved aside from her professional life and persecuted, 16th century. Pétroleuse, a Commune revolutionary, wrongfully accused in 1871 of setting fire at the City Hall of Paris. Denis Diderot, proto-feminist intellectual, publisher and co-author of the Encyclopedie 18th century.