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“Chambres d’artistes au château du Pé”


Bevis Martin et Charlie Youle / EVA & ADELE / Frédéric Dumond et Emmanuel Adely / John Giorno et Ugo Rondinone / Mrzyk et Moriceau / Sarah Fauguet et David Cousinard

A castle built on a mound, dominating on one side the vast marshes of the Loire: the setting immediately evokes the world of fairy tales. Inside, a magnificent bestuary, pieces of furniture hidden in the walls, a talking window, shapes coming out of the walls: one can also enter the bedrooms thought up by the artists in the fairy tale way.

An imaginative bestiary, furniture hidden in walls, a window that talks, shapes coming out of the walls… Each door opens onto a new universe, each of which is an understanding of the world and a mirror being held up to our deepest sense of being.

— To rent: 5 double bedrooms (one of those accessible for disabled) / 1 for family.
— From 70 € (breakfast included) on reservation with Surprenantes : T. 06 38 44 49 98 from France or T. +33 638 444 998 from abroad
www.chateaudupe.fr

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Bevis Martin et Charlie Youle (GB/Fr)
La Grande Question
Following their analysis of pedagogy, of the sense of morality conveyed by the institution, the artists have drawn on textbooks and scientific books imaging to create a bas-relief exploring the mystery of life. The disrupted scales create a kind of existential scavenger hunt.
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EVA & ADÈLE (All)
NEBELGLANZ
Goethe’s neologism “Nebelglanz“ could be translated into “fog of clarity“. As the mural that decorates the red bedroom, the word conducives to dream, it tarnishes and illuminates at the same time, it hides and uncovers, it worries and fascinates.This is clearly the creative act of this couple who made an artwork of their life.
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Frédéric Dumond et Emmanuel Adely (Fr)
Antichambre
As we enter the space, the only thing that can be found is a seat by the window. It is by carefully observing the woodwork that opportunities emerge. A wall section becomes a bed, the other one is a secretaire, niches or a cupboard. This place is meant to be stimulated, a book to open, a blank sheet to fill.
> Frédéric Dumond’s website
> Emmanuel Adely’s website
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John Giorno (USA) et Ugo Rondinone (USA/Ch)
There Was a Bad Tree
A replica of the bedroom’s window is affixed to the wall. A poem comes out of it, telling us an utopian and revolutionary-minded modern tale about men’s obstinacy to destroy a “bad
tree”, finally saved by a peaceful human community. Contrary to the window opened up on the outside, this one works as a vehicle for introspection.
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Mrzyk et Moriceau (Fr)
“Est-il bien prudent d’envoyer des messages aux extra-terrestres ?”
The night, a time favourable to mystery, to fear, to dream, colonizes the walls with its darkness. Here and there, boxes confine strange insects sometimes scary, sometimes
remarkably beautiful, a procession from the five continents inviting us to a dreamlike trip. The fetish figure of the artists on the bedsides, seems to express feelings that we share, happiness, amazement and fascination !
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Sarah Fauguet et David Cousinard (Fr)
Saturnia Pyri
On the oak tiled-floor, a door opens up on a hatch : here stands the bed. Nearby, the monumental chimney, made of fine wood species, generates an ambiguous feeling, between admiration and discomfort, caused by the potential danger of an inflammable chimney. The motif was collected on the wings of a giant moth, the Saturnia Pyri, which enjoys, the climate of the estuary, eat little and die just after mating…
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— “Chambres d’artistes au château du Pé” have been designed as part of the public procurement of the ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC (Regional Direction of cultural affairs) of the Pays de la Loire.


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