In situ installation, plexiglas, vase from the Brivet, wooden formwork, 3 x 2 m
Production Le Grand Café – centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire
For Chroniques de l’invisible, Ismaïl Bahri gives us a specific observation of Saint-Nazaire’s organic and (pre)historic territory. With Prélèvement I, he extracts a geological sample from the landscape and literally decants it inside Le Grand Café. This deep black material extracted from the mouth of the River Brivet and imprisoned in a slab or in columns of plexiglass, will be transformed during the exhibition, while the void that it left in the landscape is slowly absorbed. His film, that resembles a photograph, was shot inside one of the region’s megalithic monuments and attempts to give movement, a minute vibration, to an unchanging mass.