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Antonia Chatillon Chatillon
Project 1998 genesys
In this new project, I imagined the meeting of two worlds, as different as could be, the world of the Canaques, a people I knew well when I lived in Vanuatu in the Pacific and Europe, Le Creusot where I have lived for a few years.
I thought about this project in the art gallery in Le Creusot. From the architecture of the ancien chapel originated that vision : during a ritual celebration, the Gaul Jump, sort of bungee jumping, Sam Set the Canaque jumps into empty space and lands into a new dimension, a foreign world which he observes with amazement. Little by little, his look changes reality.
Landing on Place Schneider, Sam Set sees the steeple of Saint Laurent’s church and he decides to reach the top of that tower. He gazes throughout the town from north to south, east to west. The paintings show what Sam Set sees : real sceneries or dreamlike sceneries entertwine so that the rivers flow where there should be streets, the colours become brighter, as if they were lit by projectors and acquire a new violence. Sam Set sees through his eyes but also through the filter of his past, his culture, his feelings. His eye recreates reality.
A second gallery, second circle, surrounds the first one. In that second gallery, we see mirrors on the left and big size portraits. I chose to magnify those faces, those looks by using large frames and by duplicating the faces thanks to the mirrors.
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