Stéphanie Saadé


Portrait of a Lake
Print on cotton partially waterproofed at the back, hemp strings, 3 laters of water produced daily by a dehumidifier and poured on the map manually
Size of fabric: 200 x 300 cm
Portrait of a Lake is a suspended piece of map hanging above us, showing us the outlines of a lake and its surroundings. As water is poured on it, the representation of the lake, dating back from 1938, becomes humid again; the lake is reactivated. As it crosses the representation of the lake, water becomes water from the lake. Dripping down onto the floor, it slowly draws the outlines of the lake anew; A self-portrait, drawn by the lake itself, with its own material.

Re-Enactment LB/ Jasmine
Fresh jasmine flowers
Size of installation: 300 x 300 x 425 cm

The Sky is a Village
Printed photographs left outside
115 x 78 cm and 115 x 95 cm
Pieces of sky from childhood photographs are scanned and enlarged to the size of the artist’s studio’s windows. The marks left by the rain, wind and air reactivate them today.

Moongold (4)
Photograph, Moon Gold leaf
15 x 10 cm (each) (unframed)
On photographs taken by the artist with her mobile phone, the moon, appearing very small, is gilded with Moon Gold leaf.

Golden Memories
Old photograph, 24-carat gold leaf
15 x 10 cm
A photograph from the artist’s childhood is covered with gold leaf. The past memory is no longer accessible, but now mirrors the present reality

The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust
Old carpet, embroidery
333.5 x 336.5 cm
The carpet of the room which the artist occupied as a teenager, from 1995 to 2001, is torn off and embroidered with the 18 most significant trajectories underwent during this time span.

Suspended Horizon
Painted metallic structure, photograph (300 x 90 cm)
170 x 100 x 50 cm
Wherever he goes, the viewer moves around romantic horizon.