20. Les Voyageurs (The Travellers)
Cédric Le Borgne (France)
Location Number: 20
at South Bailey
French artist Cédric Le Borgne's ethereal, illuminated Voyageurs (Travellers) are sculptures made of light. They take human form but have no features, appearing and disappearing in the night sky. Sitting on roofs, they appear to look at you, or perhaps past you. They invite you to glance up and around, they offer the possibility of a connection between the sky and the ground, between dream and reality.
Travelling from Toulouse to Geneva, from Séoul and now, for the first time, to the UK, eleven of these beautiful, spiritual figures will be located along Durham's South Bailey.
About the artist
Born in Paris in 1972, Cédric Le Borgne lives and works in Toulouse. After studying Applied Arts at l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, in 1997 he made his first creations within the Mix'Art Myrys cultural squat in Toulouse. During this period he also travelled widely, from the high plains of Pamir to the borders of Tierra del Fuego. As with his Voyageurs who journey around the world, Cédric Le Borgne invites everyone to view daily life in a fresh way, to rise up, to dream. From sculptures made of chicken wire to photography or video, from installations to spontaneous performance, from street-art to web-art, his work is free of formal constraints.
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