Les abris imaginaires 2015 - ongoing
Glass house, photo-transfer,
Les abris imaginaires is a series of sculptures/installations where shelters are created out of photographs or daguerrotypes. These intimate spaces are built with past experience under the form of images.
By using his photography as proof of time and the material to create these shelters, Burgeat creates spaces where the present and the future are out of topic, huts for the protection of lost memories, fixed in time and space.
The first small version (1) of shelters is re-using original daguereotypes like in the Memorial series. These images from the begining of the XXs, are used not only as a reminiscence of the past but also as part of a structure with a light system, allowing to bright up the pictures as well as the memories from within.
The human size installation can be experienced both inside as a meditative space and outside as a sculpture. The viewer here is confronted with the past dynamically through the pictures/eyes of the artist.