CEANGAL=CONNECTION, Gairloch, Scotland, september 2012




International art residency CEANGAL
Gairloch, Scotland
September 2012


Je est un autre/ Is is another
Rua Reidh, Scotland
20 sept 2012

DRAWINGS

Sans titre
Tourbe et acrylique sur papier
Peat and acrylic paint on paper
120x35 cm

L'homme de Tollund/ Tollund man
Fusain sur papier/ Charcoal on paper
65x50cm

Peat stack
Tourbe et acrylique sur papier

Peat and acrylic paint on paper
65x50cm


SCULPTURES AND PERFORMANCES

Double face
Tourbe sur toile/ Peat on cloth
60x45 m


 Peat baptisms on site


 Sand body print
Gairloch beach
23 sept 2012


THE NAVEL OF RUA REIDH
Art in situ


As I came across Rua Reidh, I realized that was the kind of landscape I was looking for. 
Since we arrived, we have been taken to various places each more beautiful than the other, maybe too beautiful for me to accept adding something artistic to it. 
I wanted to feel the nature in its rougher aspect, where I could feel alive. 
Open space, landscape with no one where I could feel the strongest wind, get soaked by rain in a few seconds and most importantly, where I could work with land. 
And there it is all peat, a soft and black texture in which I could dig, model and penetrate. 

Important also because this material is still part of the living of people here, the fact you can smell it on evening when the fire goes on in homes, that still people go and dig it, and more.


My first idea was to dig in the peat till I reached a stone in order to reveal it…

but something magic happened, I did not reach any stone, but a spring in which my foot fell into.

So there it was. I had to use this water coming from within the earth... 
and landscape and body became one.



THE NAVEL OF RUA REIDH
Tourbe, mousse et source 
Peat, moss and spring
5 meter diameter

Le nombril de Rua Reidh
The nav
el of Rua Reidh
Video

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