In 2023 and 2024, research residency by Alexandre Caretti, artist.

«Returning to Altkirch, to this apartment in particular, is like moving among walking memories. Friends, school, teachers and encounters that took place here, I see the ghosts between the walls. And naturally, new ones start to settle in.»  —A. C., November 2023.

I've been in this place before evokes Alexandre Caretti's successive visits to CRAC Alsace since 2018.* The magical-esoteric dimension of the title refers to déjà-vu, an experience sometimes considered a gift of clairvoyance that the artist experienced in his adolescence. During this residency, Alexandre Caretti explores his fragmented memories of the education he received at school, at the day-care center, at the swimming pool, on vacation, in the playground and through play. By summoning his intimate memories, the artist participates in the collective memory related to learning, authority, encounters, failure, teaching and the making of an identity.

Alexandre Caretti

This research residency is supported by «Émergences Arts Visuels», a program of the Région Grand Est, which aims to support emerging artists in their professional networks.

*Alexandre Caretti participated in the program Les martinets dorment en volant, proposed by art students from the No Name group of Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR) at CRAC Alsace, from January 22 to 28, 2018.