2018 - 2021 Paris
Work in progress
When he moved to the french capital to pursue a professional career in photography, Younès Klouche started to photograph the larger area of the city as a means to document an important period from his life. Eventually this body of image grew to be a stand alone project called Panamera.
The territory of Paris is under an active process of growing out of its old frontiers which are still delimited by an aging controlled-access ring road.
Tied by a serie of futuristic public transportation lines, this global project called "Le Grand Paris" aims for a new colossal and fully functioning Metropol.
This form of city planning goes hand in hand with both gentrification and the emptying of former industrial areas. Behind this promise of a utopian urbanist ecosystem lies a neoliberalist ideology that targets real estate value.
Klouche’s work Panamera shows the different layers of built being a consequence of successional architectural movements. Including perfectly restored early modernist superstructures as well as ruins of late postmodernist skyscrapers.