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I have Designed this Utopia For You

Metal structures, Poly-resin, carrar marble dust, pump, colored water, mist maker, tubes and drawings.
Installation.
2011

Grown in the french mountains, I always have been attracted by Mountains. More than Sea.
I first wanted to make my own Utopia, to create an entire of World of mine.
At the beginning I was blindly making shapes (playing with clay, as a painter plays with paint), it ended up to be two landscapes.

The two mountains, one is a valley, the other one is a high mountain.
The valley has an orange steaming lake in the bottom.
The high mountain has a Waterfall.
The two are linked by tubes, with circulating water from the one to the other.

At that time, I was reading Thomas More’s book «Arcadia». He is the one who invented the concept of Utopia. Impressed, but also revolted by his book, I made a drawing of himself, and the map he drew, as an empty Isle.

トマス・モアは15世紀‐16世紀の思想家です。モアは当時のイギリス王家への批判としてユートピアという概念を作りました。ユートピア(理想郷)は実在しないということが前提の理想の世界です。空想の中でしか存在できないユートピアとはある意味西洋アートの根本ではないでしょうか。
自分のユートピアとは何かと模索しながらできた作品は箱庭的な山の風景になりました。オレンジ色の水が山から山へと流れ、湖となったり滝となったりする作品です。