AU RYTHME DE NOS DÉSIRS DANSONS SUR LA VAGUE DU TEMPS
CHÂTEAU DE VILLERS-COTTERÊTS . FRANCE
Curator : Bernard Blistène
Joël Andrianomearisoa, a pioneer of Malagasy contemporary art and a well-known figure on the international art scene. He studied architecture at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and immediately began to experiment with a wide variety of techniques and materials, which he uses in all possible forms.
A visual artist, with an appreciation of the written word as well as the many forms of poetry, Andrianomearisoa here creates a monumental work from a short text inviting the viewer “to enter into a dialogue with the world “. Taking words as a material to be sculpted, which he carves out in metal, he builds an architectural structure shaped like a sign on which he hangs the sentence, in order to encourage the visitor to echo his invitation.
Conceived between 2021 and 2022 and presented for the first time in the grounds of the Château de Villers-Cotterêts – the future Cité internationale de la langue française – the work is an invitation both to fully appreciate the power of words and to dream of a re-enchanted future.
© Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa