Transitioning is at the centre of current controversy – it designates both a state department and an alternative, activist universe. Following sustainable development, transitioning fills in political discourse as much as the right path to follow, as we are experiencing and facing social and climatic violence. Break or evolution, soft transformation or revolution, the prospects that emerge are multiple, sometimes antagonistic… How do we position ourselves as citizens but also as architects and artists then? How do we evolve in our practices and activities? How do we change our ways of life in a collective and joyful perspective to tell new positive stories? How to make territory and landscape (in) common?
In front of theoretical and political fields that are radically reconfigured, the artistic team chose to re-anchor its reflection to the realities of the territories. It chose to assume the unknown, to document, mark and put in narrative this news geography, to get lost together to find new common landmarks.
Installations displayed in the villages and natural sites aim to reveal and put in narrative the reality of this valley and the problems it faces, sketching a positive utopia, creator of thought and common sense to live better in the territory, to invite to new liveable and unfinished cooperation.
ETIENNE DELPRAT AND MARTINE MICHARD, CO-CURATORS