30 June - 21 July 2007
The Cap Blanc-Nez site, with its panoramic view of the Côte d’Opale and the English coast, is one of the main tourist attractions in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Easy to access, located near Belgium, England and Holland, people of all nationalities converge there, alone, with their families or in groups.
The artist Franck Bernhard has made it his favourite place for a work he has been doing for several years. Beyond the vision of a single area, temporarily populated by moving silhouettes and anonymous characters, the photographic approach reflects the idea of a certain metaphysical research, and questions the relationship between the individual and the group.
The image of this minimal landscape captures the walkers in their confrontation with a single fixed line: the horizon, symbol of that infinity which they cannot, by definition, reach.
Partners: DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Regional council Nord-Pas de Calais and Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains