The work Mémoire du merveilleux is a monumental installation, composed of ‘artificialia’ and ‘mineralia’, both wonders of the animal and plant kingdom. Jean-Luc Parant (b. 1944, Mégrine) has created a miniature version of the world, a perplexing Noah’s Ark. At once, the work – a plea for a more lyrical view of the world – reminds us of a time in which the world was imbued with symbolism, magic and mythology.
© foto: Gilles Hutchinson (Musée Paul Valéry, Sète, France, 2015)