blown cristal, sandblasted, 100 x 200 cm
Sylvie de Meurville, curator:
In this installation, Mathilde Caylou is taking us on a facetious journey through perception by letting translucent rocks float in the air. The pieces in crystal have been blown in molds made of stones; they hug the form and texture of these stones. They keep from this contact with the stones their roughness which is slightly eroded by the glass-blowing process. The crystal gives them their luminosity and preciousness. But their translucent quality makes them look like ice, from which they get their name; the “pack” is indeed a block of pieces that came from the ice field. These small volumes that show the breath of the artists, appear discreetly as if they were whispers sent to us from the polar circle.