L'ÊTRE, PARCOURS D'ARTISTES, BRUXELLES mai juin 2016

L'ÊTRE
Parcours d'artistes, Saint Gilles et Forest, Bruxelles 
dans le cadre de l'appel à projets « Art dans l'espace public », 

Une sculpture monumentale représentant une tête géante d'environ 6 mètres de haut émerge de terre pour se dresser dans l'espace public au cœur du parc de Forest.
Les yeux clos, la bouche ouverte, elle évoque une étrange embarcation échouée après un long voyage qui entonne une mélodie muette.
Un enduit terre-paille lui sert de peau et rappelle les parois d'une grotte en son intérieur.
La bouche ouverte telle une porte invite les visiteurs, les promeneurs, les curieux à la rejoindre, à entrer en elle pour lui donner vie en occupant l'espace crânien et ainsi se l'approprier le temps d'une performance, d'un concert, d'une lecture ou d'une rencontre. L'intérieur de l'ÊTRE devient un espace collectif, une scène ouverte à tous
L'ÊTRE est aussi une construction collective, réalisée avec la participation des habitants des deux communes, sous la direction de l'artiste. Ceux-ci s'investissent dans la métamorphose de la matière composant la peau de la sculpture en venant piétiner la terre et la paille qui formera le torchis qui recouvrera la structure de base.
Ainsi cette tête au visage anonyme sera empreinte de tous ceux qui lui ont donné corps et elle évoquera l'humanité entière, au-delà de toute appartenance culturelle. 


Par son long processus de création, l'œuvre s'inscrit tout à la fois dans la durée et dans l'éphémère, l'événement terminé, elle retourne à la terre et disparaît.

























WAR HALL, Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, France, mars 2016


WAR HALL
Exposition par l’association Perf Romance.
Du 4 mars au 3 avril 2016
Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, France

Quand des artistes choisissent l’art plutôt que les armes pour dénoncer les horreurs de la guerre, le résultat donne une exposition détonante !
Avec Jef Aérosol, Bernard Pras, Epsylon Point, Remy Pagart, Mimi the Clown, Sébastien Lhopital, Virgo Black, Happy Fingers, Fred Martin, Dimitri Vazemsky, Johan Jaccob, Loic Parthiot, Atome, Mask, Jacques Lempicki, Charles Barbot et le studio Apollon XIII .



Sans titre
Plâtre /
 plaster of Paris

GLOBAL NOMADIC ART PROJECT, Itm Universe, Vadadora, Gujarat, 15 au 20 décembre 2015



STRANGE FRUIT

Fers à béton, bambous
Structure enduite avec un mélange de bouse de vache, paille de riz

 et colorant noir
Sel

.....
Structure made of iron rods and scraped bamboos
covered with a mix of cow dung, straw and black stain
Pile of salt

Size: 282x190x120 cm


















A giant black mask
hangs from a tree
above a pile of white salt.

Such a strange fruit
hanging from a branch of a lonely tree

a giant black human face
dropping black sweat on immaculate land.

Dedicated to amazing and inspiring Rann of Kutchh.




GLOBAL NOMADIC ART PROJECT, INDIA, 17 november 20 december 2015

The Global Nomadic Art Project, India – 2015 is organized by TREES in collaboration with YATOO (Korean Nature Artist’s Association), directed by Somu Desai and Eung Woo – Ri. There are 13 Indian Artists’ and 23 Artists’ from other countries who will unite to work together in Natural Environments.
Global Nomadic Art Project started as an idea by a group of artists from South Korea which has turned into a movement, travelling globally across continents to re-instigate man’s awareness, concern, learning, and responsibility towards our environment.
Our contemporary world is responding too fast to the growing needs of man supposedly causing an imbalance in various sectors of our society. This thought perception has resulted in extremism of two kinds, either it is taking us too far from Mother Nature or close to it. This project is aimed at bridging the gap by changing these very thought perceptions through various visual art practices. The ‘nomadic’ artists shall indulge in inter-cultural dialogue with not their own environment but the other. Artists shall interact with group of students at various educational institutions and share their expertise. While travelling place to place they shall reflect upon their experiences. They shall spend a few days to make art works from what they find relevant in nature and environment. We have also invited the local artists, artisans, poets, writers, philosophers, folk singers and musicians to join in with the project. These art works shall be documented, displayed & archived for educational & sensitization purpose.
The interest is not to make any artwork as commodity, rather to leave traces of dialogue with nature by creating ephemeral artworks. The artists will listen and communicate with nature through their work.
This documented exhibition mounted in India would also get demonstrated in other countries during the global nomadic art project in Iran and South Africa in 2016, European countries in 2017 and America in 2018.


Site Specific #1
MUDLAND, VELAVADAR
sunday 22nd november

Black mud


video

https://vimeo.com/154410323
Shot by Saulius Valius



 


Mudland, 
Encounter with the land
   first plunge into earth
laid then fell down 
four times in very soft almost liquid grey mud 
leaving behind me four body prints



Site Specific #2
WETLAND, VELAVADAR
sunday 22nd november

Black silt


Wetland,
Attempts of body prints
on a soft silt land
unsuccessful but
led me to draw with my naked body on the plain ground


Walked
bare feet on soils
soft and muddy

dry and hard

cracked and dusty


SASAN GIR
 friday 27th november

Stones


Two disastrous attempts to build sculpture shaped animals with stones
as I used to do 20 years ago
then…

on  saturday 28 th november


 ... went into the jungle, in Gir forest
sat and admired wind blowing in fallen teak leaves
a bull skull being absorbed by creepers 
a wild stream passing by.

Experimented the best path in nature is never the straight way.


Site Specific #3
SHRUTI BEACH
wednesday 2nd december

Sand





Site Specific #4
LAKHPAT
wednesday 2nd december 

Soil


Dug my hole
dug a circular pit with a local tool
on yellow ochre dry soil
inspired by the trap of the insect called Antlion
Dust from digging became the main material


Site Specific #5
MANGROVE CHERIA LAKHPAT
friday 4th december 

Clay
Mud




Isolated on the steps of a feline
layer of red sandy soil on a bed of black clay
modeled a head with it


Borrowed the landscape
on shore of the lake 
series of body prints 
from mud 
into water


Site Specific #6
DHORDO, GREAT RANN OF KUTCHH
monday 7th december 

Salt
Black mud
Water



Laid down on salty soil
extracted black mud from beneath the salt crust
mixed mud, salt and water 
covered my body by Ya-Chu Kang with a thick layer of this mixture
stood up and revealed the negative print of the body



Crashed the salt crust with my feet in a circular form 
mixed mud, salt and water 
till obtaining a liquid mix like ink



Site Specific #7
DHROBANA
tuesday 8th december

Silt



Borrowed the landscape 
on the shore of the goat’s pond 
three body prints
in sandy soft yellow silt 


Site Specific #8
DHORDO, GREAT RANN OF KUTCHH
tuesday 8th december 

Salt
Black mud
Water







Second attempts with most liquid black mud