Arteologie

A gigantic skeleton arisen from the mountain Puy de Serveix / France / 2012

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The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery,the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appear from the volcanic memory. A gigantic skeleton has arisen from these excavations of the Puy de Serveix ‘summit. It draws a backbone along the peak of the mountain. Though it recalls the shape of a mammouth, its dimension – more than a 100 meters long – exceeds the biggest dinosaur’s skeleton ever discovered (25 meters long). It belongs to an unknown specie. This discovery is a poetic and phantasmagorical interpretation of this specific natural environment. This monumental sculpture draws a narrative correspondence between Nature and Art. The idea is to set up an enigma within the landscape creating a deep impact upon the spectators’ imagination. He will be driven to search the depth and the mystery of our origins. Contemporary art has to create myths by reintroducing the sacred feelings that has deserted our world. This artwork has been designed according to the scale of the magnificent landscape. It has to be observed from a certain distance and tends to disappear when one comes too close. A viewpoint indicator - 400 meters from the summit – allows visitors to seat and look at it.
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    The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery,the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appear from the volcanic memory. A gigantic skeleton has arisen from these excavations of the Puy de Serveix ‘summit. It draws a backbone along the peak of the mountain. Though it recalls the shape of a mammouth, its dimension – more...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2012
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Main structure Wood
    • Client festival
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Exhibitions /Installations
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