Fragment #01 à #11- La lettre à Gilgamesh
This project was shown in the exhibition Le Sarcophage de L. près de M. (en D.), which was held at Galerie de Roussan, Paris, in 2013.
When alpha had a difficult task to accomplish, it would go to a certain place in the forest, light a fire and plunge into a silent prayer. And what he had to accomplish would come to be. When, a generation later, bêta found itself confronted to the same task, it went to the same place in the forest and said: “we forgot how to make a fire, but we still know how to say the prayer.” And what he had to accomplish came to be. A generation later, gamma had to accomplish the same task. He too went to the forest and said: “we forgot how to make a fire, we know longer know the mysteries of prayer, but we still remember the exact place in the forest where they made it happen, and it should be enough.” And it was, but when another generation passed and thêta had to accomplish the same task, it stayed at home, sat on a armchair and said: “we forgot how to make a fire, we no longer know how to say the prayers, we don’t even remember the place in the forest, but we can still tell the story. And the story he told had the same effect than the practices of his predecessors…
Marbles, palladium, LEDs, variable dimensions.
Collections of Camille Magdelaine, Artphilein Foundation and Catherine Lutz.