Sèves brutes (Raw Saps) Future
Our common blood, reflections on what flows through un in three tenses : soon
In botany and plant physiology, sap is the liquid medium which circulates, thanks to specialized cells called “vessels”, between the different organs of plants to transport the nutrients necessary for their growth and redistribute the organic substances produced by the plant. photosynthesis.
This story as revealing of the raw sap that circulates in us along our living memories in three times past, present, future.
Invited to invest three emblematic places of Bordeaux, I was interested in their coherence and in finding the links which connected them in order to weave meaning.
I was first interested in wine, which represents Bordeaux, and its confrontation with symbolic blood. Soon, the confluences that underlie the Bordeaux lands and fertilize them, invited water, a metaphor for the divine in my work. And finally, by trying to synthesize a work on plants, I extracted the sap.
Gathering my ideas and concretizing the invitation to explore, to express, the three places, the raw sap, leading our nourishment, both material and spiritual, came to synthesize the idea of the underlying to the living.
The three places appealed to me for their complexity, they have not always been what they are, they carry a wealth of which fertile lands are made. Château Palmer, a wine estate, already bore the name of Château when it was served at the court of Versailles, long before its own was built and long before the name of Château indicated a vineyard.
The Arrêt sur Image Gallery is located in an old cellar, where wine is blended and bottled, to offer artistic creations. The mansion of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Bordeaux, MADD, had belonged to guillotined aristocrats and then to landowners in the West Indies, during the days of slavery, before becoming a Police Hall and housing a jail.
But above all these three spaces represent by their destination three times.
The castle is the immediate future. The vines are raised there to create the wine, every gesture at every moment is a question. Natural elements are constantly inviting and bringing ancestral know-how into play. As soon as the wine is bottled, everything has to be reinvented again. What drives the gesture is immaterial. It is the place of the cycle, of movement, of gestation.(…)