V. Klotz has been developing a singular creation, somewhat marginal in the field of contemporary art, centered on the artistic beauty of our relationships with animals and nature.
Since the end of the ‘90s, Victoria Klotz has been developing a singular creation, somewhat marginal in the field of contemporary art, centered on the artistic beauty of our relationships with animals and nature.
We’re not dealing here with an artist tied to one medium. Her means of expression are diverse, midway between sculpture and installation, photography and intervention art... For this lover of the realm of nature, the most important thing is representing, by various artistic means, a divergence of views concerning the manner in which common sense perceives “nature.” The artist willingly presents herself as “the huntsman’s daughter”, as someone who belongs to a time and place where fear of nature had not yet made its inroads.
For this installation, created in the heart of the Daoulas Abbey grounds, Victoria Klotz was inspired by the bestiary figuring in the Daoulas iconography: Saint Thelo’s stag, the donkey and the wolf of Saint Hervé… The artist’s intervention takes place below the gardens within the perimeter of a parcel enclosed by a wooden palisade. The work refers to the Garden of Eden, a place of disobedience but also a closed, protected area, a natural reserve where irresponsible Man lives like a child. The visitor is invited to come observe this “secret” space from different viewing points, through eyeholes cut into the palisades.
Exhibition: Daoulas Abbey (Finistere), April 7 to October 14, 2012
Text in French and English, by Paul Ardenne and Colette Garraud.
|Number of pages||64|
|Size||20 x 25 cm|
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