In his work entitled «Electric fields»,
Gérard Pétremand once again depicts in an unexpected
manner the confrontation between nature and constructions. To do
so, he takes us onto ski-slopes when springtime is bursting forth.
Abandoned in the middle of the grass, the ski-lifts used during
winter leisure activities, lose their reason to be and start to
look like strange merry-go-rounds.
Wheels, pylons, ladders and cables tell of vain ascensions
in an indifferent countryside that apparently remains true to itself.
Do we not see in the background the green fir-trees, the chalets,
the cows and the spring flowers that have always been there? And
yet, as he playfully captured these unidentified objects, Gérard
Pétremand reveals how they actually took over the scene and
are thus charged with electric energy: they crackle, twist towards
the sky and radiate the countryside with their magical light.