From “psyzzeria” to “pedilove” via “doga”,
Anaïs Touchot’s environment are the results of the meeting between two spaces with usually distant uses (the psychoanalyst's office and the pizzeria, the footbath and the love hotels). These installations in the form of models, gather dogs who love yoga, cats who sell their sweetness, and an audience whose status oscillates between spectator and customer. It can thus be offered to enjoy a fountain of youth in an open bar; to get a manicure inspired by masterpieces of modern art, or to shop in the lingerie or funeral department of a shopping center of odds and ends. Using recycled materials, the artist constructs all of the environments - from furniture to signage
- which will welcome visitors. Everything is designed in order to create interactions with the public invited to engage in a conversation with the artist so that she carries out their portrait on a pizza dough, or to immerse his/ her face in the "facial sauna". Through a multitude of indications and interjections directly written on the wall or painted on wooden panels, the artist plays - in her addresses to the public - with the marketed language that inhabits shopping centers or spaces dedicated to the well-being.
Elsa Vettier, 2020