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"Les archers de la Nymphe"
Garden of Arnaud and Nathalie de la Cotte
Saint-Lumine-de-Coutais, Loire-Atlantique, France.
Date: Spring, 2003
Situation: The installation of Longue-vue-la-masure in the garden of Nathalie and Arnaud de la Cotte
Dimensions: 11 - 15 m of open sea x 24 m of long.
Materials: Small boat coming from the installation of Paul-Armand Gette
«of the immobility of trip» in the Abbey church of
Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu, linen, stakes, rope, clothes pegs, mowing
of the site.
Arnaud, Nathalie, Noémie, Léobin and Bérénice de la Cotte; the garage
Beillevere de Saint-Lumine for the transport of the small boat
Photograph: A picture prepared for the edition of the newsletter n°1 by "Les archers de la Nymphe".
A small panel for Noémie de la Cotte: 60x80 cm.
When Arnaud de la Cotte solicited me, I was first rather crafty,
everything in my affair - the installation led to the Hovel for some
years facing the lake is still not ended. Lack of available funds
certainly But insistence of helping Arnaud, plan made its way And these
slidings expensive to Paul-Armand Gette occurred: the garden became the
theatre of speculations where we already imagined some prodigies.
Rethinking at previous stages of my plan I offered to Arnaud to bring
back the small boat whom had used In P.-A. G. for «of the immobility of
trip» in the Abbey church of Saint Philbert. This loan signed my
membership in the plan of "les archers de la Nymphe (the «bowmen of the
small boat should be installed with the aim of the home, the lake in
bottom of stage. The craft so came to reactivate my previous job,
rewarding of a first sliding.
sliding. To notice without having air of it the life of the home during
my interventions. I was inevitably impregnated by these "tides" the
witness of which I was; meteors sometimes enlivened the stage, the lake
fidgeting every time of wind, clouds, rain At this moment there, my
memory links curiously Nathalie spreading its linen, the raised arms,
cloths banging in the wind…
is simple; the parallel with stay of In P.-A. G. to Saint Philibert
also, Arnaud had recalled me again and again the episode of the
tincture of the sheet intended to dress the nymph.
This report in the linen returns me in the preparation of this dress for Fanny (always immobile trip), the nymph of instant…
Scenario for sheets of the nymphs where how we are led in small boat…
transports the linen, deposits it on wooden spans or on grass, puts it
down on the small boat, spreads it, picks it up, folds it…
Sheets, manipulated, in cork, folded well or in the wind, decline the
job of the laundry worker. The landscape is rural. The lake already
leaves the place in the grasses which announce a state change. These
arranged sheets here and there seem to narrate us an unlikely trip,
left on the way before skimming grasses or banging in the wind above
the small boat... Would the air of anything the laundry worker be a
Gilles Bruni, avril 2003
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