Individual is a project open to whoever has the desire to take part in a communal artwork.
Intended to involve 25 persons, this happening aims to question the existence of the individual within a collective context.
Dressed in white from head to toe, the 25 participants leave their homes wearing two-way mirrored cubes on their heads, allowing them to see others while being themselves masked. They solemnly converge on a symbolic site where this procession ends. There, each participant stands before a column symbolising themselves, at the centre of which they find a personal object (given to Quentin Carnaille beforehand) that is both dear to them and bears a record of their history.
This object will have been chosen by the participant for its emotional charge.
The cube, symbolising the human mind, manifests the impact of this event over the course of its life, changing according to its trajectory and the prism of its conscience.
The performance then begins in a public space where each individual walks alone, trying to attract the attention of passers-by. Finally, the participants gather in an enclosed space where they are awaited by an audience. At this moment, all participants will appear to be linked by a common humanity capable of transcending our inevitable differences, opposing interests and conflicts.
This new reality drives us to seek out what unites and brings us closer as opposed to what distances and divides us.
It is through the “emotion” aroused by the expression of each personal experience that Quentin Carnaille intends to unite individuals, reminding them of the intrinsic and indestructible strength of their bond.