This photographic work was carried out during the artistic residency organized by Marie and Didier Lefebvre, in Gourdargues (Gard) from July 26 to August 2, 2020.
And in the middle flows a river… and after!
after time has done its work,
that the source has dried up and the water is gone.
Then remains its bed,
like the ancient traces of a bygone era.
Small hills here and there, witnesses of past activity that is no longer.
The river has gone and left its bed for others to look at.
just like ours, hidden by our sheets,
protecting our bodies in the cold night,
until the last moment, when the shroud will leave us there, inert,
while waiting for an after.
Xavier Blondeau, August 2, 2020