BRISE DU ROUGE SOLEIL
TOWERS AND RAMPARTS OF AIGUES-MORTES . FRANCE
Curator : N’Goné Fall
Brise du rouge soleil (Breeze of the red sun), carte blanche for the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa.
Around the towers and walls of Aigues-Mortes in France’s Camargue district, Joël Andrianomearisoa presents a sensitive, poetic itinerary of 18 installations. Reflecting his imagination and echoing the history of the monument and its territory, the prodigious layout created by the artist gradually appears, inducing a series of emotions and surprises. The visitor winds out a thread that interlinks different narratives – some told by the artist; others based on the monument’s past and our personal ventures.
Inspired by the memory of the ancient citadel-port on the Mediterranean coast, the Malagasy poet Maurice Ramarozaka (1931-2010), the lagoon and salt marshes, and materials from Camargue and other places, the artist guides us on an endless journey from tower to tower and along the walls of Aigues-Mortes in a tour resembling a long poem, like a roll of papyrus that reveals mysterious clues.
© Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa