Testuo Kondo and Trassolar, Cloudscapes – Source www.thetravellinglight.com
This immersive exhibition hosts installations, photographs and videos from more than 30 contemporary artists such as Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Spencer Finch, Hans Haacke, Ange Leccia, Laurent Grasso and Hicham Berrada.
Vaugh Bell, Village green – Photo Ludovic Vauthier
The exhibition offers a poetic and stimulating evocation of climate in order to explore the relationship between man and environment in regards to climate change issues. Climats artificiels (Artificial climate) is spread over three floors at Espace EDF and is divided into three main subjects/sections: L’tat du ciel (The Condition of the Sky), Equilibres prcaires (Precarious Equilibria) and Catastrophes ordinaries (Ordinary disasters).
Mounting, Ange Leccia’s video La mer
Each floor reflects the atmosphere and imagery of the works on display: from narrow and black spaces to narrate ordinary disasters, to neutral gray spaces where the main and central work Cloudscapes offers the magical experience of coming into contact with an artificial cloud (Inside a transparent structure, you can climb a staircase, passing through clouds whose composition is identical to those of real clouds, obtained through climate engineering) to a white, utopian and floating space, where the air seems thinner.
Bente Skjottegaard’s sculptures and Pavel Pepperstein’s watercolours – Source www.louisegoingout.fr
The set up illustrates the main themes through a heterogeneous space. Finally spaces have been designed and “tailored” for the needs of the artists.