Renaissance - polystyrene, resin, epoxy paint, limestone, sound device (rumbling) - 2.50 m - 2008

Produced with the support of the Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) Languedoc- Roussillon, photos (c) FRAC L.R

Invited by the FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon to participate to the exhibition event "La Dégelée Rabelais", I propose a monumental Strombus Gigas. This one remind us both an ear (one by which Gargamelle give birth to Gargantua), the discovery of new worlds (Rabelais belonging to the Renaissance aera), and female genitals, playing on the Rabelaisian suggestiveness and referring to the mother and the status of women at that time. As Gargantuan style I exaggerate the form and bring out of the shell rumbling sounds. It becomes half human, half-mineral, fantastic species from the sea.

Exhibition with Richard Fauguet, Peter Fischli & David Weiss,Gianni Motti, Laurent Perbos, Alain Benoit, Claude Closky, Christian "Le Pont du Gard" France, For " la Dégelée Rabelais ". (c) photo FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon.


Exhibition at the Cathédrale of Carcassone, 2013