Cotentin. Wanting to promote culture, this new association welcomes a first artist

Cotentin. Wanting to promote culture, this new association welcomes a first artist
Cotentin. Wanting to promote culture, this new association welcomes a first artist


Editorial La Presse de la Manche

Published on May 12, 2024 at 6:10 p.m.

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A few days ago, the contemporary works of Louise Le Pape lined the long concrete corridor of the Laye tunnel in Auderville (delegated municipality of La Hague, Manche), after a fifteen-day residency for this young visual artist which followed an invitation from the Aalcôve which composed a promotion association young artists.

Promote culture

Aalcôve is a young Norman association founded in April 2023 by Alexis Hardy, visual arts guide in Caen (Calvados), Alexandre Daull, visual artist in Sourdeval, and Virginie Levavasseur, visual artist based in La Hague.

Its mission is to support artists and promote culture through group exhibitions and residencies focused on ceramics and plastic research.

Virginie Levavasseur (Visual artist)

Spotted by the Aalcôve, Louise Le Pape is even the first resident of the Aalcove. She was welcomed into the workshop of Virginie Levavasseur at the 18 hamlet of Laye in Auderville. “An invitation to the heart of the Hague Geopark,” says Virginie Levavasseur.

By this immersion in this long concrete corridor that is the Laye tunnel, Louise Le Pape, a recent graduate of the Paris School of Fine Arts, has completely immersed herself in this inhabited space Winter by batsto create his research carried out during his residency there.

The philosophy of the strange

Artist and composer, Louise Le Pape links her naturalistic approach to one philosophy of the strange. ” Between sound creation, videographic And facilityher work explore a new relationship with the worldto the intangible, to the essences”, Louise lived and dressed the place poetically with its shadows and lights composed of his creations and experiments around alive and of the invisible.

The tunnel sang of the midwife alyte and the waves of Ecalgrain. On the curved wall quivered ripples of wind and water. Stones and driftwood littered the ground.

Louise Le Pape (Artist and composer)

For the establishment of this residence, the Aalcôve benefited from the community supportthe Normandy Region and the Drac.

” With the program of residencies, Aalcôve wishes to offer time to artists, in a framework conducive to research and experimentation, to create a dialogue between the Normandy territories and to support artists in the dissemination of their work thanks to monitoring of projects on the long time. »

From our correspondent Philippe QUEVASTRE

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