The power of art

The power of art


Art can make bridges between people and art can make a link between people. And so because I changed my point of view when I went to Guadeloupe, there was a cultural Big Bang for me, I try to make art move the people and make them do a step on a side, on another side, to look at reality with a different point of view. So this is what I try to do, make very simple things that people, without knowing the situation,
or without a Masters degree in Art, they can be moved by something, they can have feelings about it, about that mutilated body. So they can have a move in their thoughts too. I’m very proud that that piece of Guadeloupian art
can be here in Liverpool. I hope that this sculpture will meet the audience and that the shape is strong enough to wake something up or to make a feeling, a strange feeling, a strange move that can open the mind to that history, because when you walk in a landscape that you know, where you walk every day, you don’t look at it anymore, you don’t see it. Our society is the same, we don’t see what belongs to that history, we don’t see the legacy of all the pains that remain from that history in our present society. Maybe art can be this, something to look at reality differently and say: “Oh! I didn’t notice that thing when I came but when I leave I will see things differently.” So I hope it can work.

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