Facility Title: Walk * A hundred or so elements, suspended casemates and chimeras, oscillate gently; these small domes made... Read More
Facility Title: Walk *
A hundred or so elements, suspended casemates and
chimeras, oscillate gently; these small domes made of stone paper * (paper
pulp, powdered clay, Meudon white, sawdust, blue pigment, linseed oil, vinyl
glue ...) extended with combed linen filaments are hung at different heights.
The soft, fluid vertical lines of the plant fiber punctuate the space. It is
punctuated by curved and taut forms of paper cupolas with various shades of
If the half-sphere is a form that I have already declined,
it is still until now in ground installations. Indeed the "Casemates"
such giant shells of a fossilized animal for a long time seem to be anchored in
the landscape. In this installation Promenade, it is the opposite: I opted for
the idea of drift. Associated with flax yarns which, by their mobility and
suppleness, contribute to a feeling of lightness, these corollas are
disseminated in chimerical clouds.
* Walk: (...) "To travel is to walk a meter or two,
stop and look again at a new aspect of the same things. (...) Alain in About
* stone paper: it is an old recipe dating from the Middle Ages;
at the time the masons used it to restore some parts of religious buildings
such as gargoyles cathedrals.