Photo : Ces nuages qui courent là-bas © Le Volume
New Work
Ces nuages qui courent là-bas
Gwenn Mérel
(France)
Participatory walking performance

Fifty people wearing hand-knit sweaters all representing the same blue sky dotted with sunny-day cumulus clouds appear in the city to meet passers-by…

Ces Nuages qui courent là-bas, a participatory performance from Rennes-based artist Gwenn Mérel is an impromptu form that emerges onto the urban landscape, a walking experience in public space written in collaboration with Andrew Huart from the À fond la randonnée collective. The cloud appears like a recurrent, repetitive and moving pattern, in an unexpected relationship with the paved city.

Last summer, to bring the project to life, Gwenn Mérel and Les Tombées de la Nuit asked knitting enthusiasts to make these cloud sweaters. Since then, these collaborators have been steadily knitting away in preparation for the big day of the public performance, this summer.

This collective adventure has been an opportunity for local artists, non-artists, knitters, walkers and residents to come together, culminating with a surprise appearance in the city centre of Rennes, to kick the summer off with our heads in the clouds…

Sunday 04 July 2021
15:30 > 17:30
Surprises apparitions
Centre ville de Rennes

For all ages
moteur visuel
The association is supported by the City of Rennes, the Brittany Region and the Ille-et-Vilaine Department

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