For the ‘Nuit Blanche’, the artist wished to confront the pure and innocent gaze of a child with the transformations of a world becoming obscure and more difficult to understand.
Several children’s sculptures are exhibited, creating a nocturnal and onirical path within the space of the Zadkine Museum. They associate a human body to hydribs forms. The child act as a mediator, he reveals the works to the visitors by accompanying them in an initiatory and troubling journey.
« Panoptes » (the one who sees everything) refers to the mythologic figure of the Argos Panoptes whose face was covered with hundred eyes in order to watch over his flok. The motif of the eye, found in many engraved rock sculptures, reflects the desire for omniscience that conflicts with the opacity of a changing world.