2018 / 82 Jours à l’Armurier
Public commission, permanent installation in the “Bois de l’Armurier”, city of Colomiers
Project in collaboration with the writer Arthur Dreyfus
Production Pavillon Blanc Henri Molina, Médiathèque I Centre d’art de Colomiers
Literary creation by Arthur Dreyfus
Specific website: www.82joursalarmurier.fr
Printed edition, 88 pages, 2018
In the public park of the “Château de l’Armurier”, an artistic installation encourages visitors to stroll, discover and read scattered words. It is dedicated to the memory of Leon Blum’s personality who never ceased to celebrate his love of language through literature, the arts, law, correspondences, the media and politics.
The literary creation of Arthur Dreyfus entitled “82 Jours à l’Armurier” is dedicated to the time of Leon Blum’s refuge at the castle of the Armurier, from June to September 1940, while he was threatened by the Vichy government. From this text, words and quotations were extracted to physically materialize in the existing vegetation and all along a pedestrian track, sometimes hidden, in this very place that once protected Leon Blum and his relatives from the eyes of his assailants.
Thus, the surrounding nature of the castle becomes the space of a memory where the words appear as ghosts, as relics or fragments of a story to recompose.