Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Paris, 2017

Residency dates: October 2017

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann was born in Paris, and is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Paris-Cergy. She currently lives and works in Paris and abroad. Laëtitia’s research is based on modern design, its representation and its failures. She sees her work as a kind of programme, where process is treated as inquiry – including the story of its own making – and approached as a critical laboratory. Every opportunity to present a new stage of research naturally brings new context and stories, which inform a site-specific proposal. References come from various fields – cinema, literature, history, architecture and design, all linked by their own narratives and potential for creating new layers of articulation.

About the Malta project:
For this residency, Laëtitia is proposing a site-specific project for the Blitz building. The project will take the form of an extended workshop, working with a group of local participants, to develop furniture for the space; furniture which is both hybrid and multifunctional.

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‘Maps 1 Dream’. Prints and chairs, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Allen, Paris.

'Blue sort of something and benches'. Mixed media and wood, 2016.

‘Blue sort of something and benches’. Mixed media and wood, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Allen, Paris.

‘Maisons Francaises, Une Collection’. Ink jet on paper, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Allen, Paris.