Le Plateau

La Borne, Séverine Hubard, 2020 Production Paris Habitat © Martin Argyroglo

Séverine Hubard

Every month, the “Window Display” at l’antenne is home to a new art project linked to le plateau’s exhibitions, collection and educational outreach ventures. 


The “Window Display” documents a project initiated by Paris Habitat in 2017 as part of the participatory budget programme. A consultation was carried out with the inhabitants of the Lefebvre-Dantzig city (Paris, 15th arrondissement) to find out their ideas for improving their common living environment. The realization of this programme was entrusted to the Frac Île-de-France, which invited the artist Séverine Hubard, with the curator Emilie Renard to coordinate the project.

The artist first installed a public electricity terminal within the city walls, in a garden that was inaccessible at the time. This terminal gives access to sound, light and images and could be used to create events. Then, La Borne became serpentine, made of wood and lined with plugs. It lights up at nightfall. By day or night, you can walk around it, sit on it, connect to it. La Borne is a horizontal sculpture, a common tool, an available space where everyone can share a part of themselves with others.