Located in Toulouse, France at the newly announced regional center of choreography (Formerly Hopital de la Grave), Atelier Altern’s, ’overflowing’ commemorates the hospital’s historic inundation. It was designed as part of the French national event, “Imaginez Maintenant.”
In the words of Landzine:
« Imaginez Maintenant » is a national event in support of youth creation, [that encourages] a contextual and sensitive vision on emblematic French heritage sites… Well-known by the local people for its famous chapel in a shape of dome, easily found from the surroundings, La Grave [the site of this work], now disused, will become in 2014 the new regional center of art and choreographic programs. In this particular context of architectural heritage, Sylvain Morin and Aurélien Zoia wanted to act with poetry and simplicity. In fact, they are transforming the space, just with a simple field of wood sticks covering all the Ste Monique back yard, adjoining the Saint-Joseph chapel. By an undulation impression, the wood sticks look like a condensed and repetitive pattern. An imaginary effect of overflowing in a space where stays a dried up fountain for long time… This act between art and landscape is more based on an elementary approach: to be affected by the sight of the ordinary in telling the extraordinary. It’s also remind to the visitors the overflowing that had filed the Hospital years ago.
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