Dahan extracted a cobblestone from the pavement at an unidentified location in SoHo. After cleaning, labelling and photographing the cobblestone, Dahan transported it to Paris. There he extracted a Parisian cobblestone of similar proportion. In the hollow remaining, Dahan inserted the cobblestone from SoHo and sealed it with cement. To complete Paris in New York Dahan then transported the Parisian cobblestone to New York, labelled, photographed and placed it in the groove where the New York cobblestone once laid. With this simple gesture, Dahan effectively grafts two cities, exchanging microelements of their infrastructures: a piece of New York has become part of Paris and vice versa.
The “Intrusion” intervention is hidden and can only be experienced through its photographic and sculptural documentation laid out on the gallery walls.
In October 2017, Dahan used molds he had made during the intervention to create a series of lamps for the Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York.