“After five years of graduate studies and student jobs, hundreds of resumes, about forty interviews, and twenty-two different jobs, my ability to pretend has been seriously eroded. Inventing non-existent skills, saying “dynamic” and “motivated” to fold clothes during the sales being paid 7 euros per hour, state in a convincing way that my only fault is “perfectionism” and that I am “almost -bilingual “in English and Spanish …
The objects staged in this edition constitute a collection of objects that I stole, collected, pilfered in the different places where I could work.
No problem of kleptomania concerning me, I have never stolen in a place where I did not work.
It’s a thin compensation, a way to kill time, we think about it, we feel guilty, we almost give up, we develop strategies to make it happen … ”
On the occasion of this exhibition an artist’s book will be published in limited edition. Like an anti-CV, the book Crimes of objects brings together objects and trades.
Pauline Rousseau – Crimes of objects
from 26 January to 23 February 2019
49, rue Notre-Dame of Nazareth