« You surprise us, with Les héros du métro in 1990, to show us your drawings in which you place metro tickets. The following year… you buy old photographs a stone’s throw from your home at the flea market Clignancourt. “Lost objects in search of a new status, merchandise orphaned by memories seeking the imprint of a new owner. Once purchased, it is yours. » You take hold of the known and unknown history of the document chosen and purchased, you transform it, retouch it, extend its evocative power or act as if it were a blank sheet of paper, you paint, you place real objects… Do you distance reality and open the door to dreams, a new, more plastic orientation to your research? » – Michelle Auer, Sophisme