LIEU-DIT DE PONTBRIANT
— During the spring of 2018, in a barn adjacent to my home, we undertook a methodical dig in a pre-determined area of the beaten-earth floor. The aim of this dig was not to uncover ancient remains, but rather to reenact the archaeological approach and process. We then cast a sculpture in its place, thus blurring the boundaries between archaeological vestiges and artistic production, while questioning the statuses of both these elements. The sculpture was buried, therefore becoming an ambiguous relic: a useless and unpractical object, it bears witness to an unnecessary gesture and delivers no interpretable account. This action is recounted through photographic and narrative documents —
Project produced in collaboration with Orlando Clarke at Pontbriant, north of Orange, Vaucluse.