Forges de Trignac, Trignac. Wood, paint, 180 x 40 cm
Production Le Grand Café – centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire
When invited to be part of the Chroniques de l’invisible project, the artist chose to suggest an adaptation of his work Skyscraper for Birds (1976). His proposition directly addresses the birds that soar over the forges of Trignac by installing a two-metre-high cabin on the summit of the industrial ruins. The structure is an assemblage of several nesting boxes in different colours, taking on the airs of an apartment block, and setting up a juxtaposition of the laws of nature with ideas of urban development and migration. In building this shelter he attempts, in a way that is both concrete and symbolic, to bring social life back to an abandoned industrial site.