ARTISTIC RESIDENCE - ISLAND OF REUNION VULCANIC ISLAND WITH A RICH FLORA, SO THE RESEARCH HAS BEEN BASED ON THE EMERGENCE OF PLANTS ON THE ISLAND. A RESEARCH ON AREA, MARITIME AND ANIMAL DISPERSION.

CREATION OF NEW ARCHITECTURES AND INTERVENTIONS ACROSS THE ISLAND.

INVASION, VULCAN

pottery and volcanic stone

1.5x2x1.5

BIENAL DE ARTS ACTUELS - HIDDEN AREA IN THE PAVILION REGION.

Invasion, Indian Ocean
installation

The notions of invasion, contamination and domination are the framework for the installation of Chico Santos. Taken from the first phase of a three-part project, the Indian Ocean Invasion consists of scaled-down models of local architecture. It recalls the history of Reunion Island, a virgin territory whose population has increased exponentially, radically transforming the face of the island. Chico Santos' work is not defined by the simple vocabulary of artistic creation, but it is a language, a form of narration that reflects the artist's vision of the changes that the world we live in is undergoing.

Text by Delphine FABBRI LAWSON

Thanks:

Jose Valente

Yung-chieh Lin

Alain SERAPHINE

Guillaume SERAPHINE

Laura Segers

Nicolas Valmont

and all friends of the island