Moving house

Moving house

In a pastel decor evoking the sunset, our character is moving away. She wants to wake up in a smaller town the next morning.

The shape of the buildings, more traditional, recognizable, and the bell tower in the center show that she is in search of a more human, more authentic life, in a city with more charm. In the big city, she was familiar with large, practical, modern constructions with flat roofs, prefabs and apartment buildings.

As she cannot resolve to abandon her home — her cocoon — she takes it with her. She built it in her own image by giving it a blue roof, reminiscent of her blue hair. Here, the house is an extension of her heart, a sort of “external hard drive.” It contains her memories, her landmarks.

The house is heavy, very heavy, the very image of moving away, at times tedious, complex and energy intensive. She carries it at arm’s length and crosses the desert, which symbolizes the time dedicated to the task, the sometimes difficult journey as well as the will and, by extension, the courage, which it sometimes takes to establish oneself in a new place.