D’abord, il faut que la terre s’arrête.
Photographs by Rémi Villaggi.
The installation D’abord, il faut que la terre s’arrête has been produced specifically for the reception area of the Centre des Arts Pluriels d’Ettelbruck (CAPe). It includes 32 kakemonos (97 x 200 cm) presenting coloured ink drawings on rice paper. Through its scenographic arrangement in an area covering almost 100 m2, it invites viewers to submerge themselves in an intense graphic universe. The viewer gradually becomes aware that the 32 suspended drawings are fragments of a sequenced image. The installation, in varied graphic writings, with its plays on hints of shapes and figures, and its changing points of view and framing, seems to display multiple facets of a single moment.
D’abord, il faut que la terre s’arrête submerges us in a poetic space in which drawing is more about aesthetic construction than illustration. Each roll is a support structure for painstaking elaboration. For the artist, this slow drawing process is not an attempt to immitate things but to create a space of concentration and deceleration. In this way, the installationat the CAPe is presented as a moment of slowing down, lightness and contemplation.