Hitchhiking without knowing in advance where you are going, can it be produce art? In 2012, Alice Guittard ventured to Iceland, equipped a sign that says “Alveg sama”, literally, “whatever”.
This experience took her to Arnarstapi, the starting point of the Voyage in the centre of Jules Verne’s Earth. She recorded certain elements of this adventure in the form of photographs that were made only at night, and then published in a book called “Your Country Doesn’t Exist”.
All these journeys, at random provoked and lived in the four corners of the world, give the artist the raw material of a work that is constantly made of slides, word games and analogies, a work full of editions, of images, texts, sculptures and, above all, experiences. His adventures are compress like a fairy tale encapsulated in a magic object. Open his works means accepting -a bit like in La Maison des feuilles*- that the content is paradoxically larger than its container. ‘
It’s not the way you said what you said, it’s the way you looked when you said it. It is necessary to ignore the centre by focusing on everything else.