Alverena

Biennale d'Art contemporain épHémère 2013.

Two altarpieces on wood panels produced in spring 2013 for the Biennial of Contemporary Art "Ephemeral 2013" in Dordogne valley. They were custom made for display in the nave of St. Peter's Church of Saint Alvère and links in a contemporary relationship with the myths and legends of this village. A political and aesthetic replay of religious iconology.

The technical design is unique, it makes sense in itself, it is the same medium made ​​of wood and the sensual and mysterious skin glue used so religious iconology since the Middle Ages. Ten coating layer spread hot on wood, sanded, sensitized salts bromine. the images are processed, the finishes are charcoal, ink and graphite. Finally, the wood panels are mounted on a frame and exposed with light specific device. Each altar is unique and unrepeatable. Size: 260x140 cm.

"The town takes its name Alvéréna, pious young girl born on this land, about 850 's. When the Norman invaders entered the region up the rivers, they destroyed churches and murdered Christians. Alvéréna was tortured, raped and beheaded . legend says that her head bounced 7 times and gave birth to seven sources of pure water around the village. "

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