Le(s) Débarras


After having graduated in 2011, Judith Deschamps found herself at home, without any studio, network or tools to continue her practice. She then published Le Débarras, a theatre piece addressed to Olivier Grasser, the director of FRAC Alsace, with the objective of moving in the storage room of his institution.

In 2014, although her situation was different, she reactivated that piece in order to question the place of an artwork in a collection, and the role of an art collector within the path of an artist.

Built in three parts, the book-object contains Le Débarras in its script version, an interview with the art historian François Trahais, and a blank book, anticipating the interview the artist would experience with the art collector of the piece.

More than an object Le(s) Débarras is an investigation, and the attempt to approach eight collectors, to write a part of her history with them.

Design & technical production : Pierre Vielcazat & Atelier Dreieck