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Champs électriques | 2005 | Introduction > Français > English
 

Electric fields

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.

Pascale Lorenz

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