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Patrick Baillet : Les Espaces Palimpsestes


In the Middle Ages, parchment was a rare and valuable commodity. Copyists transcribed new texts over old manuscripts that had been erased with pumice. The result of this process was called a “palimpsest.” This practice inspired the series Espaces Palimpsestes by the French artist Patrick Baillet, where fragments of old paintings are installed in abandoned spaces occupied by squatters and covered in graffiti.

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