Rocks, bile, night, moods, ink, voice, mourning, chasms, myths are all motifs contained in the proposal Quelque chose noir. From the colour to the reminiscence of Jacques Roubaud’s text, black may be a very crowded nothing/Rien – this is one of the many ways of approaching an exhibition conceived, in the juxtaposition contemporey and ancient works, as journey through the depths of colour .
About twenty artists are invited to meddle in the works of Jules-Elie Delaunay, Victor Hugo, Hans Bellmer or Fred Deux to name but a few.
Darkness has its way of radiating, be it through the image, fixed or moving, through the text, whether it is read or written, or via sound, painting, the lines of drawing. Colour, limited to its presuppositions of non or anti-colour, carrying images and evocations of scotopic vision, is revealed through the minute. For if lack of perception is not black, the combination of both gives way to gradual adaptation. A life is raging behind the visible.
Sound pieces, volumes, films and prints accompany this journey towards the depths of an indistinguishable chromatic field where hidden follies move. A cycle of readings will prolong this ambulation in the hidden and its nuances.