“We need to find again, rediscover the one we talk about a lot but that we no longer really listen to and that we no longer take the time to look at.
To celebrate our reunion, it wouldn’t take much…
Simply enjoy the awakening of the birds and the first tirades of an insomniac blackbird in the morning light or, at the end of the day, the coolness of the evening and the sudden vocalizations of a hurrying tawny owl, to stop for a moment on the edge.
Surprise the red flame of a marauding fox or the dazzling hunt of the sparrow hawk and deposit there all the parasites that clutter our souls. To forget the wanting, to forget the doing, to forget to taking, to leave the hubbub of the haste of manmade time and free the space to embrace that of the forest.
Leave the “outside” there and then, only then pass the dark palisade of the first trees to enter in the forest, to enter the forest”.
This is how Jean-François Clémence presents the images of Alain Szczuczynski who invites us, through a photographic and sound installation, to dive into his vision of the forest.
Saison Photo de l’Epau 2022
Until November 6th, 2022
Abbaye Royale de l’Epau
Route de Changé
72530 Yvré l’Evêque