The art has once again invaded the metropolis on the occasion of the 8th edition of the Trip to Nantes. The belvedere of the star japanese Tadashi Kawamata, one can see the Loire and the city in which he has disseminated his sculptures-nests. Place Graslin, Malachi Farrell has disposed his robots policies and theaters animated and wacky Pierrick Sorin have taken possession of eight hotels in nantes. Among these many works, the three facilities are part of a common theme: memory. It is related to the historical ruins of Nantes, the industrial past of the city or to the memory of the migrants who are the contemporary history.

Flora Moscovici – Reveal the past by the colour of the granite and the limestone, the artist’s thirty-year-old has applied dyes pastel, which underline the mantle and the hearth. Martin Argyroglo/Martin Argyroglo

At the bend of the street of the Aldermen, Flora Moscovici fell nose to nose on a auguste fireplace nestled in the side wall. It is the last vestige of the former house of the aldermen who in the Fifteenth century was home to meetings of the board bourgeois. The stone structure, still attached to the wall, suspended above the street, retains the memory. On the granite and the limestone, the artist’s thirty-year-old has applied dyes pastel, which underline the mantle and the hearth. An intervention that will fade and disappear in the favour of the weather and the time.

The time between the stones, Flora Moscovici, street Aldermen (8)

Claire Stool – The spirit of the seas and men

in The Shed, bananas, remnant architectural of the past colonial and industrial city, Clear Stool has installed its banners. It is of sail boats, a metaphor that allows him to connect across the oceans to Los Angeles, where she resides, and Nantes. On the chassis of fortune, the webs sewn to each other so as to allow the assembly to be visible, silhouettes, anthropomorphic take place and danced over the currents of air that travel through the hall. They are a hint of motor oil and varnish boat who reactivate their maritime past. These bodies are male and female visible on each side by transparent, interact with each other, are held by the arms, turn their backs. Around, paintings and sculptures represent the same body as disunited or collected. The sound universe of Aska Matsumiya and Alex Sommer, who have designed a soundtrack reminiscent of the stillness and the force of the ocean, accompanied by Clear Stool in an evocation of the diversity of feelings.

If only the Sea could sleep, Clear Stool, with Aska Matsumiya and Alex Somers, Hab Gallery (29)

Clear Stool displays its banners, sails, boats, a metaphor that allows him to connect across the oceans to Los Angeles, where she resides, and Nantes. MARTIN ARGYROGLO Richard Mosse Documents to a memory contemporary

One day, the irish photographer goes to an armory of English and bought a thermal imaging camera, a piece of equipment used on the grounds of conflict able to detect the heat of a human body at more than 30 km. The watchful eye of the photographer can see the graphic potential of which is held in a major project. Incoming, to lead with the cinematographer Trevor Tweeten four years, is a journey in total immersion among the migrants from Afghanistan, the Sahel, central Africa and Syria. Instead single, Richard Mosse deployed on three giant screens, the videos he made among the men, women and children on the road. He filmed more close to or very far from their wandering towards a brighter future than the one they were promised. The video is sometimes very slow and the sounds played at very high volume evoke the propellers of a military helicopter.

Around this project, Richard Mosse presents panoramic photographs of big format: the Heat Maps captured in Greece, Lebanon and Germany. They are composed of thousands of small pictures put together. We discovered the camp of Tempelhof in Berlin, the heart of the nazi architecture has become an amusement park, which today welcomes migrants. In the midst of these landscapes to apocalyptic, the spectators find themselves in the position of voyeurs inactive, public of a horror that happens to our doors. A work highly political, completely immersive and necessary.

Incoming, Richard Mosse, Le Lieu unique (1)

With 56 works acquired since the beginning of the art event, the Trip to Nantes becomes perennial, and will now focus on its collections by offering “The journey” standing on a path that awaits the visitors throughout the year.

The Journey to Nantes , across 60 sites in the city, until the 1st of September.

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