Graphite on paper, aluminium, 120 x 141 cm.

À l’œil nu (With the naked eye) is a reading of Gustave Courbet’s work L’origine du monde, constituted here from letters, figures and handwritten symbols. This is a shift from the computer practice of ASCII art, which consists of creating an image only from special characters contained in ASCII computer code. The motif of L’origine du monde can only be perceived by taking a step back. À l’œil nu (With the naked eye) refers to the path of this image, from myths and hide and seek games that have made it an icon, to its multiplication on the Internet and its censorship by Facebook.