a Landscape of Water
The Fallen Tree
At the end
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Sand Quarry in the Mangrove Swamp
The Landing Place
Dialogue on Rainy
The Waste land
The Camp of
14 Benches face à
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|in winter, in summer, face to the lake, the garden,
Nathalie de la Cotte's command,
Date: Winter, 2001 - summer, 2003, Saint-Lumine-de-Coutais
Dimensions: 11 - 15 m of wide x 24 m of long.
Stones, earth, branches of willows common, logs of chestnut, let us saw
osier, young plants of ashes, seedling of dactyl, of white clover, of
high fétuque, let us bouillées fragon, transplants of taken vegetables
surroundings, produced by mowing.
Arnaud, Nathalie, Noémie, Léobin and Bérénice de la Cotte; Michel the
farmer who worked the soil, Giles Guérin for seeds, Luc and Fred for
their helping hand, Matthieu and Martin helpers, Yoann Leclaire,
Clement, the City council of Saint-Lumine which gave the permission to
take a sample of some wood in hedges to the tile factory, Jean Martinet
who allowed us to make some wood in the “wood of Saint-Aignan”, the
garage Beillevere de Saint-Lumine for the transport of the small boat.
: command of
a triptyque in 2006 for home,
100 x 80 cm, 60 x 80 cm and 100 x 80 cm
Longue-vue-la-masure is an observatory of seasons, of time and of tides of the lake.
my first visit, I learnt to live in this place, discovering the
alternation of two seasons defining himself by a high tide and a low
tide, they regulated and still regulate local life: winter peach and
summer pasture. The predominant winds of west bring to it the rain,
projecting clouds enlivening the landscape by alternations of shadow
and of light, from the west to the east, by successive waves on the
the home they assist so the daily show of the sky and of the lands of
opposite (Retardière, Mazelle, the Small Orchard, Branday); view
becomes deep; 1,5 km are seen in more d 'and the plan of the sky
answers the plan of the lake, in mirror.
architecture strong in the home was conceived in the axle is west as a
kind of observatory of the landscape of the lake, like the eye (in
cut), articulating the looked object, the course fulfilled by the
garden and the room of the glass bais - glass mood ". The window pane
works then as plan of the picture - the "cornea". The axle imposes so
the order of look: a landscape which presents itself up to the solar
blindness in the nice after summer midday. A fascination.
my fascination for this deep and broad space of the lake and of the sky
comes undoubtedly from something less spectacular, from this connivance
of the landscape forming a pocket here, with the eye which seems to
find its place there, a receptacle..
that this visual field was rather fulfilled, or underlined in the
foreground by the surface which stretches of the bais glazed in the way
which edges the ground on the West. This west part of the ground is
used as plastic space invested to make link with view on the lake and
the picture window: call lake of the space by a line on the soil which
supplements form, and a device of stocked elements divided in
demarcation of this space (products of mowing, stony stacking up, wood)
in reply to "Bouillées" of visible willows in the space-lake.
position wobbles then between an environmental intervention and a more
"sculptural " intervention, the low sides acting as stubborn (as with
fruiterers' existent hedge) where the absence of physical separation
with the neighbour found a solution there to avoid the dispersion of
attention: supervision, guidance of look by concentric progress (of the
picture window in the rows of apple trees, then in the high hedges).
fitting follows from this logic of stacking up, just like tubes of long
- view. The discreet buildings regulate the progress of a space which
widens with view (opening of the visual field), to the point of
suggesting in end of ground vaulted definite principle supposed to
articulate visual system and bocagères hedges to embrace the
form-pocket of the lake and of the sky.
central part remains rather low and homogeneous at first not to give
stubborn in look, fétuque, dactyl and white clover, with a short part
at the bottom, mown at the need The use of plantations, just like those
existent in the landscape of the lake, organises discreetly the plastic
space in reply to the group of willows in the space of the lake (a
pronunciation forming an ellipse together).
The progressive very staying, to reconsider every year, perhaps from season to the other one (changes are important enough).
Gilles Bruni, Clisson, winter 2001
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