This work starts from a simple observation reported in the article “Where are Europe’s last primary forests*”: primary forests no longer exist in mainland France. It is the untouched forests that survive: a natural place that has not been strongly influenced by us in recent decades. Accompanied by foresters and conservators, Léa Habourdin has spent… View Article
515 photographs / artist book, 24 copies published In 2014, the Latvian fund of nature and the Estonian ornithological society joined forces to set up the Eagles cross border project. At the border of the two countries (Estonia and Latvia) the researchers installed a webcam which observes an osprey nest 24 hours a day. The… View Article
Research journal documenting the dialogue between the scientists from the INSA, a writer and myself. This artist publication has integrated the BnF collections in 2017
“Collapsology, end of the world, sixth mass extinction, there is no longer a medium that does not tell us that we are running to our loss, that the world as we know it is at its twilight. We’ve seen starving polar bears on a drifting piece of ice floe, dead bees by the thousands, sea… View Article
11 photographs / 41 drawings and collages With Les Chiens de fusil, Léa Habourdin establishes, through photographs and documents, an analogy between the forces that underlie human relationships and those that are at work in the animal kingdom. Inspired by ethology, the artist fragments the bodies to keep only the gestures and attitudes. Moving in… View Article
Photography & Text: Léa Habourdin. Design: Jorge Fernández Puebla Edition: Léa Habourdin, Gustavo Alemán Publisher: Fuego Books Size: 12,4 x 18,7 cm Pages: 108 Print run: 500 copies Printed by: Artes Gráficas Palermo
1h15 performance at the Centre Culturel Tchèque, for Photo Saint Germain, followed by an artist’s publication sent by post to the public that was present that evening.
45 photographs / project produced with Thibault Brunet as part of Carte blanche PMU – Le Bal 2014 Léa Habourdin and Thibault Brunet spent two months immersed in small towns in Pas-de-Calais, going every day to the Rallye, the Café du Rond-point, the Alhambra, La Cravache d’or, the Gallia. One day, a racing pigeon breeder… View Article
artist edition / 24 copies / 1000 pages / hand-bound BORDER CROSSER Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) – rare bird of prey with unique morphology, only member of the Pandionidae sub-order; genus name refers to the mythical Greek king Pandion, whose daughters and son-in- law were transformed into fowl (Ovid, Metamorphoses). We are all animals, they became… View Article
It was in the spring of 2015 that Léa Habourdin first set foot in the offices of MATEIS (INSA, National Institute of Applied Sciences). Over the next eighteen months, a multitude of researchers welcomed her, showed her, explained to her, her novice questions being directed towards what fascinated her: the notion of material fatigue. The… View Article
Photobook published with the MAD award, by le Bec en l’air editions.
Photobook published with the Carte Blanche PMU 2014 award, by Filigranes editions. This series was made with Thibault Brunet.
Carte Blanche PMU #5, Thibault Brunet, Léa Habourdin le BAL, Paris January 2015 Installation : Photographs Videos Curators : Diane Dufour. (The jury that awarded us the grant featured : Paula Aisemberg, Maison Rouge headmaster, Jacqueline d’Amécourt, International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art president, Valérie Belin, artist, Clément Chéroux, Centre Pompidou – head of cabinet… View Article
Award La Photographie Marseille #4 MAD gallery, Marseille January 2014 Installation : Photographs Collages reproduction Curating : Christophe Asso
Installation : Photographs Collages, drawings Commissariat : EXP12 gallery soloshow
Installation : Photographs Drawings Curating : Duan Yuting for the Lianzhou foto festival solo show
Installation : Collages Drawings Curating : Nicolas Havette
Installations : Photographs Collages Curating : Jean di Sciullo (publisher), Pierre Hivernat (galerist), Vanessa Chambard (photographer), David Richard (photographer) Christian Maccotta (Boutographies festival’s artistic director).
Installation : Photograph Display table Notebook, collages, drawings Curators : Elina Brotherus, Charles Fréger, Alain Fleischer, Éric Baudelaire, Mat Jacob. Featuring : Anaïs Boudot, Anne Claire Broc’h, Bastien Roustant, David Favrod, Élise Guillod, Léa Habourdin, Lola Hakimian, Lucas Hoffman, Marie Quéau, Maya Rochat, Nelli Palomäki, Rebecca Digne, Thomas Rousset, Xavier Antoinet.
Installations : Photographs Collages Curating : François Hébel Featuring : Lucile Chombart de lauwe, Olivia Pierrugues, Maria do mar Rêgo, Léa Habourdin