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PRODUCTION « THE TEMPEST » – PIERRE ARDOUVIN

“The Tempest” – 2011
Tree and armchair.
Production of the Artists’ Agency/ Pierre Ardouvin.

 

This installation provides the physical form for a vision which has already been shown in a drawing made in 2000. The piece plunges us into a striking nocturnal vision of an uprooted tree looking as if it had been swept up by a cataclysmic event, washed up on a lounge chair. Here it seems to find a reassuring intimacy, emphasising the internal, personal dimension of fear which is secular and shared and which conveys the phenomenon of the tempest.