Everything started with an exhibition that took place in the toilets of 14 bars in the East of Paris, where I lived in 1997. I arrived in this big city a few months ago and I got in contact with OFR. Marie and Alexandre Thumerelle had just created a free cultural magazine, and a Spring festival in the meantime. For that occasion I organized the Open closets exhibition in toilets. I don't know where the idea came from but I have always had a sincere fondness for this place of isolation.
In the Sanz-sans bar in Bastille, I stuck a small size photograph representing a large and beautiful carriage entrance door at the bottom of the wall facing the person sitting on the toilet. On one of the the side wall, there was a photograph representing a plate full of cookies with a “shrink me” label next to a glass with a“grow me” label. There were 2 toilets and they were facing eachother (if there wasn't a wall between them).
At the Oreille Cassée bar, I showed Two Minutes in the Others' shoes. The girls sitting on the toilet saw in front of them the image the standing boy's view of the opposite wall, and vice versa.
I was reviewing my past work when Où faire pipi à Paris ? (Where to pee in Paris ?) came out and I wanted to create something in the toilets, again. I decided to use stickers. That is how the 20 toilet stickers were created. They are meant to be put on the outside of the door, or inside, alone or by pair. Here is a good overview of the collection. All of them were stuck during an evening of November 2017 in 14 bars of the East of Paris. Half of the bars already witnessed my work 20 years ago.