Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front
ColAAb x Sara Favriau
Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front (shelves, vases, pouch), 2022
Wood, soil, stone, variable dimensions.
Pieces made entirely by the artist.
Numbered, signed and limited edition: 25 ‘‘unique’’ pieces (Multiple/Variation).
Sara Favriau does sculptures, installations, and performances that result in videos. Films that are declined around sculptures which are then activated by performances. A work that renews itself, and thereby questions its status as a sanctuary (exhibition, acquisition), towards a possible status of living (evolving, transformed, altered work, …). Her approach questions both the work and its eco-system; its circularity. She establishes a poetic link with nature and the cycle of life, often using natural materials.
Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front is a poetic title, as for all of her pieces, given to her shelves, vases and a side table created for ColAAb in order to link design, art and life, to « enlarge the sculpture’s field » towards this renewal. Thus, she says to have imagined hybrid objects, at the same time sculptures and furniture, objects and containers, harvested wood and the plant that grows on it.
Two wooden shelves become a reserve for nature. Both raw and cut, the sculptures are pierced to accommodate small pots where green plants live. The dry wood, in the process of fossilization, which a layer of beeswax protects, symbolically blends with the living.
A mini earthenware vase, grafted onto an ebony stand, is a single flower’s receiver; another is placed in the hollow of a stone and can hold sprigs of flowers. Finally, a mural and horizontal pouch made of hollowed-out wood, can be a shelter for a plant.
All those sculptures-objects, hung in series, can create another installation, another singular micro-universe where, as Sara Favriau said, “ the tiny generates its space, it is expanding due to its very miniaturisation”.
Photos: © Andrea Valienne - Texts by Pascale Le Thorel