From the depths of the earth to the dizzying emptiness of space, the current research of Lætitia Jacquetton and Olivier Sévère revolves around the moment when matter "takes shape", when fire, water and air, which give life to stone as well as glass, abandon the material, leaving it to its form.

“Solid” brings together recent and more distant pieces like a group of stars that do not belong to the same constellation. Lætitia Jacquetton and Olivier Sévère probe, each in their own way, the dimensions of reality, the perspective of time, the sap of nature. A conversation in which space, breath, allows the consciousness of matter to emerge. The exhibition oscillates between formulating hypotheses and testing them.

The videos presented in this viewing room are extract from Olivier Sévère’s work “Dans ces eaux-là”, produced in 2017 in Japan*. It is a pictorial, mineral and telluric fable in which water and stone are the protagonists. They express the creative forces of nature and man. Whether solid or fluid, conflicting or mimetic, the energies deployed form a body, carry, lift or erode.

* This project was developed during a residency at Villa Kujoyama. The Villa Kujoyama is a branch of the French Institute of Japan. It is supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation and the French Institute.

** “De rien ne se crée rien” was created by Olivier Sévère as part of the Hermès Foundation’s residency programme at the Cristallerie Saint-Louis.

Celestial nuclei

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Geomorphic bodies

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Fusional movements

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