For three years, Marine Lanier followed the path of two children who became teenagers. On the immensity of a basaltic plateau, in woods that seem limitless and timeless like a primary forest, their games unfold. The unheard of particularity of this landscape is its geological history: it is an inverted relief, literally “a world upside down”. The old layers of the earth’s crust have risen to the surface, while more recent ones have been buried at the foot of the plateau by the activity of the volcano. This metamorphosis of rock and earth finds a living reflection in the growth and emancipation of adolescents: an inner revolution whose landscape is the receptacle. Using the most essential symbolism – sun, water, fire, tree or hunter – the images depict these elements as the common denominators of humanity.
Xavier Julien, Director of the Vénissieux Plastic Art Space.
Marine Lanier was born in France in 1981, she lives and works in Crest.
Circulation(s) – Marine Lanier: Le soleil des loups
April 20 – June 30
5 Rue Curial