HEINTZ Paul

Installation : LA VIE 2 REVE NICK CHARLES III

France

2015 -

LA VIE 2 REVE NICK CHARLES III is a free newspaper created by Paul Heinz, in which he gathered different photographs of wall graffiti collected in a French prison, Charles III in Nancy just before it was demolished in 2010. Through the newspaper, he lists various texts and drawings of persons that has been imprisoned in one of the oldest French prison. Paul Heintz shows us slices of life but also some ways to reappropriate space in prison. Drawing and writing taken as different manners to exteriorize and communicate and also a form of resistance against prison’s architecture and the penitentiary authority.

About the artist

Born in 1989, Paul Heintz lives and works in Paris. After studying at the Beaux-Arts in Nancy, Paul Heintz continue at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris where he is graduated in June 2014. He is currently preparing a film supported by Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing. In his work, he uses different mediums to think about the relationship between language and the authority or the norm. He’s interested by the endangered language, with projects which highlight how the authority, the power impose and how subjects resist with language or action.