Collaboration with designer Yesenia Thibault Picazo

THE STORM TAMER'S COLLECTION, ongoing
Installation


Since the dawn of time, men and women and even some white eagles are recognized as gifted with the ability to change the weather. These “tempestarii” or storm tamers were venerated, feared, sometimes hated for the consequences of their faculties on the land and the population. It is even said that some flee away in the clouds to escape the revenge of winemakers they would have ruined.

While contemporary engineers promise the diversion hurricanes, the cooling down of the planet or the increase of the atmopshere’s albedo, this project entails to form a large collection of objects and practices revealing attempts to control the weather across time and continents.

This collection takes shape through workshops, calls to contribution to the public as well as region specific researches highlighting folkloric beliefs and rites of a place around one element.

The first installation present 112 objects stemming from ritual, practices and superstitions to call or tame the wind. It is presented in PLEIN VENT, an exhibition curated by COAL at La Halle aux Sucres, Dunkerque, France.




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