Fanions et carillons , 2023,
Mixed media installation
(4 x 2 x 7m)
painted wood, motor, silk, electronic

In homage to the historic clock of Fontevraud Abbey, this automaton comes to life on the hour and half-hour throughout the verticality of the Chapelle St Benoît.

Although its mechanics are simple and rudimentary, using rotational or pendulum movements, it doesn't produce the sound of bells, but rather animates fabrics.

A set of 14 inert pennants awaken in turn to create ephemeral forms that mutate, respond and compose.

Like a harmony of chimes creating a melody, this ensemble creates a choreography lasting a few minutes at regular intervals. A symphony of fabrics.

Commissioned by l’Abbaye de Fontevraud