Two artists, a common territory. Two visions, one exhibition. Sandra Rocha (mentor) explores the image in all its dimensions, and Perrine Géliot (mentored), designs three-dimensional photographic objects. They form the first duo of Pernod Ricard’s Arts Mentorship program. This multidisciplinary pair travelled to Chiapas, Mexico, where they drew parallels between the history of the Mayan people and the contemporary Anthropocene era. The collapse of one of the most powerful societies of the ancient pre-Columbian civilization at the dawn of the ninth century is believed to be the consequence of overpopulation. The two artists embarked on a journey to the heart of a rich heritage, now overgrown by lush vegetation. It is in this harmonious and ritualized setting where humans, animals, plants and minerals coexist that Sandra Rocha and Perrine Géliot construct a poetic narrative that does away with the course of time. Their immersive exhibition on display at the Commanderie Sainte-Luce will bring together photography, video, sound and sculpture, offering a visual, organic and philosophical experience.
Art director: Fany Dupêchez.
Exhibition produced as part of the Pernod Ricard Arts Mentorship.