L’enfance – A la recherche du temps perdu

( The Childhood – In search of Lost Time )

The Childhood – In search of Lost Time (L’enfance – A la recherche du temps perdu) is a 3 pieces collection of computer-generated sculptures, reflections to “In Search of Lost Time” ( A la recherche du temps perdu), a novel in seven volumes by French author Marcel Proust. Most specifically the Madeleine moment.

And just as the Japanese amuse themselves by filling a porcelain bowl with water and steeping in it little crumbs of paper which until then are without character or form, but, the moment they become wet, stretch themselves and bend, take on colour and distinctive shape, become flowers or houses or people, permanent and recognisable, so in that moment all the flowers in our garden and in M. Swann’s park, and the water-lilies on the Vivonne and the good folk of the village and their little dwellings and the parish church and the whole of Combray and of its surroundings, taking their proper shapes and growing solid, sprang into being, town and gardens alike, all from my cup of tea.

They are simple, graphical, banal, half-real, and probably half rewritten memories of my childhood.
They are places, sounds, emotions, visuals; sometimes so specific, sometimes a memory of fiction blended with reality, and sometimes both.

1) The Bird, Snail and Salt (L’oiseau, l’escargot et le sel)
2) When we were playing (Quand on jouait)
3) G.A.T.A. and asthma (G.A.T.A. et l’asthme)

The third piece was never totally finished because I never found the mental courage to continue working on it.

| France | 2012 |