MAXI 4 EXHIBITION - BEAU FUTUR - Labenne - June/August 2022
With Jeanne Tzaut, Lionnel Scoccimaro, Laurent Le Deunff
Curator Francois Loustau
MANIFESTO for “Beautiful Future”
Envisioning a bright future in these fairly foggy times is not denying the damning finding of the latest IPCC report announcing the sixth mass extinction without an imminent paradigm shift, but it is giving a kicking the anthill to show a fierce commitment. We must avoid the worst and show that there is a positive future, an alternative to this factual state of destruction of life.
Emanuele Coccia, in Metamorphoses, thinks that “The earth is a gardening object” and that “ n'environment is not something that pre-exists natural species, it is something that each species remodels in its own image. Man having appropriated the earth by enslaving it and remodeling it for his own interests, has denied the other living beings and concealed his own belonging or filiation to the Earth. It has led all the organizations towards a gradual but well underway disappearance. Our attitude must change and we must reconsider the world differently .
It is again time to proclaim loud and clear " No future" in this current world, warlike and blind, proposed by politicians and the ruling classes who never stop postponing measures necessary for environmental saving change. We do not want this future and we must act radically. To be Punk or not to be! Use common sense by restoring equity between the living, peaceful and respectful relationships. It is necessary to “Act”, in the face of the passivity of the powers in place. We must be aware that another world is possible. Nature should no longer be considered as the prehistory of culture, nor as external to ourselves, but as our present, our future, our salvation and to consider a "Beautiful future for all" for all the living, by preparing it without delay. Crossing the limits, diverting the codes, creating disorder, transgressing the order established by men and moving towards a collective experience to find this "wild" energy capable of arousing visions of the future. "Rewilding" in the sense of reconnecting with all the elements of nature, cultivating interbreeding to inhabit a harmonious world , deconstructing in order to rebuild better by creating a healthy environment for all far from any announced chaos.
“NEW ROS E ” , Installation in wood (pine), steel, cement, Plexiglas, plants.
Ce plastic device envisaged for Maxi 4, questions our way of inhabiting the world in the future and offers us a prospective prism potentially bringing together all the living. The installation is presented as an ark, an assembly of all animal, plant and human species, a unique place without borders where any space can be transformed into another, where all living things can live the life of the other, understand it. and respect it. The work becomes a tangle of possible lives, which by its porosity no longer delimits an interior or exterior space and opposes the archetype of the house with walls,_ certainly protective but enclosing just as much. The will displayed is to break with the anthropization of the world, the humanization of non-humans and to propose an “Arcadian” space of reconciliation. On earth, everything is in motion and is constantly changing as in this structure which offers us both an architectural prototype and a futuristic vision of city, than a refuge for different animal or plant species. In the center of curious sculptures offer the image of a future utopian city while also evoking certain ancient cities lost engulfed by nature. At first glance we do not realize the particular nature of the materials but as we get closer we realize that the modules are made of moldings of waste that are harmful to the environment. Like a palimpsest, the plastic molds of are frozen for eternity in concrete, underlining its permanence and its toxicity. Both a trace of pollution and the hope of reconstruction, these “bricks” offer a solution for the virtuous reuse of cumbersome and polluting materials. The tinted glass roof protects and projects a color on these enigmatic architectures, depending on the time of day, creating a particular peaceful or distressing, natural or artificial atmosphere, unreal or even surreal. The taut steel cables erect a virtual limit, porous or not depending on the Being who tries to transgress it. Through this curtain an uncertain appearance of things is offered to the gaze of the walker. This indecisive filter separates two spaces while connecting them and turns into a guardian, support, guide for climbing plants that cling to it. Similar to the Japanese Sudare, this device is both threshold and wall, opening and closing. Plants are not invasive but alive, just as at home as at others, come friendly to meet each other, repair and soften the vitiated, unbreathable space of the world in the era of the Anthropocene. These organisms by their presence remind us of the essential role they play in the life of all living beings.
The work is constantly evolving, metamorphoses over the months, it tends towards the essential interconnection of the living like nature . It appears as a space where each species can interfere, project itself, take refuge, shelter, meet and consider this territory as a model for the future where it is possible for us to consider an optimistic story, " a Beautiful Future”, based on a new environmental ethic that to love your planet and protect it by activating all our capacities . We are then allowed beyond the dream, to love the Earth as part of ourselves or to consider ourselves as a part of the Earth and to act in a concrete way while shouting loudly “ BO FUTURE”.