Context An artistic itinerary [23 artists] on the magnificent site of the CREPS [Centre de ressources, d’expertise et de performance sportives] at Boulouris, Var, France. It was the second edition of the event, which was created in 2017.
Intervention Two large underground reservoirs [from which emerge the ventilation shafts] and a water tower used to supply water to the buildings below, which today house athletes in training. The stone towers reminded us of pieces of a chess game. We wanted to pay homage to the « genius of the place » and emphasize the importance of water management through a minimalist intervention that shows a game of chess and takes a different look at this site, imagining that man will be able to face and overcome the problems due to climate change and the crucial need for water.
Bamboo, wood, flour paint, stones, bark, crushed brick. 12m x 15m, h: 5 m.