Derrière le visible - Eric Michel / Franck Christen
“Light has this unique quality, of being at once material and immaterial… light speaks”.
As an invited artist this year at the Convent of La Tourette, ÉRIC MICHEL conducts research on light, a study that harmonizes well with that of Le Corbusier, the architect, for whom light, like concrete, is a material. This encounter drove Éric Michel, light bearer (passeur de lumière), to create a series of luminous neon installations especially for the Convent. They play on the frontier of the material and the immaterial, conveying us along a path that interrogates our relationship to reality.
After several sojourns at the Convent, FRANCK CHRISTEN (resident photographer invited conjointly with Éric Michel) brings us photos showing great restraint and sensitivity, and evoke – beyond the life of the friars – all the complexity of a work on images set against such a building.
Texts by Rébecca François, Éric Michel, Damien Sausset, Brother Marc Chauveau.