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henri papin’s practice examines the role of fiction as a predictor for human behaviours, integrating historical events into an overarching non-linear and topo-biographical narrative. papin constructs large and complex site-specific installations which use both conscious and unconscious sense states to allow the fantastical and dream-like to coexist with more overt existent ‘realities’.

An obsessive collector of both objects and experiences, papin not only archives found objects but also recreates and reconfigures them as part of a developing ‘material culture’ which informs the focus of the narrative. henri papin is a collector and a character invented by artist’s mish meijers and tricky walsh.