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"Floating Garden" 2016, Aigues-Mortes © Motoi Yamamoto

“Floating Garden” 2016, Aigues-Mortes © Motoi Yamamoto

Installation of Motoi Yamamoto and Jean-Pierre Formica “Univers’ salt” is exhibited at Aigues-Mortes, an old castle left a medievalin southern France. The both artist has used salt for their art works.

In the castle tower of Aigues-Mortes, a walled city built in 13th century, Japanese artist Motoi has completed two monumental installations made of salt with French artist Jean-Pierre, which celebrates creative interpretations of the natural element. This place has a long history as a base town for the Crusades expeditions, but now it’s known for its wine and salt production.

Motoi’s “Floating Garden” composed a circular form filled with a lacework of carefully placed grains of salt. Each of these salt lines expresses pieces of memories and fragments of time. The whorl like a weather map pattern is used as a motif throughout East Asia to represent life and death, resurrection, rebirth and vitality. Until November 30th.

Installation of Motoi Yamamoto and Jean-Pierre Formica “UNIVERS’ Salt”
Date: May 17th – November 30th, 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:30 (Till 19:00 from May 2nd – August 31st)
Closed on November 11th
Place: Aigues-Mortes
Address: Tours et remparts d’Aigues-Mortes, Logis du Gouverneur, 30220 Aigues-Mortes
Tel: 33 (0)4 6653 6155
Admission: Adult 7.5 Euro

Text: Aya Shomura

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