Les Mureaux, France



Murmures – Whispers

Façade of the Médiathèque of the city of Les Mureaux

The artwork is located in small city near Paris. It presents how 150 local persons became active citizens in the construction of this major city cultural infrastructure? Schein redesigned the map of the city into a tree wich leaves were offered to the people to paint. During 18 months the population had the opportunity to appropriate themselves images of cultural works (historical, botanical, zoological, artistic,..) through the borrowing, manipulation and transformations of images.
The “Tree” is a large section of the façade and informs the people of its content through the chosen thematics.

Team: Jean Guevel mediator, Annabelle Bot architect, Omara Camara and Jean Ohl artists, Lohana Schein logistics