Insular land exhibition : in search of the Ponant islands glass

Artist-researcher, Lucile Viaud explores the intimate link between landscape and matter, and creates her typical glassware with the support of ISCR scientists

The Insular land exhibition is held at the Diapason in Rennes since January 9 until February 3, 2023.

A visit is scheduled on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6 pm. This visit will be followed by the exhibition special viewing and at 8 pm an art & science meeting.

Lucile Viaud explores the intimate link between landscape and matter, and creates her “géoverrerie” (glasses that reflect their sea or land of origin), working on the transformation of local co-products and abandoned resources into natural glasses. All along the projects carried out in different regions, she highlights the influence of the origin of the raw materials on the nature of the glasses obtained. Through this new project developed with the support of the Savoir Faire des Îles du Ponant association, the artist presents the creation of an inter-island glass from the resources collected on each island. Defending the idea that waste is a treasure waiting to be sublimated, she raises awareness of the preservation of our natural spaces and our heritage through a research-creation approach as part of Art-Science work.

The exhibition also highlights her work at the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences in collaboration with scientists from the Glass and Ceramics team and especially Ronan Lebullenger, associate professor.

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Contacts

  • Lucile Viaud - lucile [dot] viaudatuniv-rennes [dot] fr
     
  • Ronan Lebullenger, Univ Rennes, CNRS, ISCR-CNRS UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
    ronan [dot] lebullengeratuniv-rennes [dot] fr

 

Published January 23, 2023