A place is a space to be remebered2013 - 2015
After the Deux-Caps received the Grand Site de France label in 2011, the Pas-de-Calais county decided to provide the site with an out of the ordinary information centre. The Maison du Site, open since 2014, has become an absolute must for the exploration of the surrounding natural areas. In order to highlight the specific nature of this local heritage farm, the staff of the Maison du Site, hoteliers and local history enthusiasts decided that they wanted to commission a work for the courtyard that would symbolise the Grand Site des Deux-Caps site, referring to its history, its identity and the necessity of preserving these fundamental aspects. To carry out this project, they asked artconnexion to lead coordinate a New Patron commission.
A place is a space remembered is a large permanent work, in bronze symbolising the Grand Site des Deux-Caps site and the necessity to preserve it. At the request of the commissioning group, Kenny Hunter identified and selected different elements embodying the image of the Deux-Caps area: a crab, a sand castle, a nose, a migratory bird… The symbolic significance of these objects lies in their ability to serve as a repository of memories and the collective imagination.
Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Kenny Hunter is recognized for his monumental sculpture: an artistic approach that highlights his interest in tradition and modernity. His figurative works are always a response to a context, whether it be urban or natural, linked to the landscape and the history of the site.
Commissioners: Séverine Bastien, Mélinda Damiens, Laure Dehul, Eric Desaunois, Jérôme Levis, Tim et Patricia Hainsworth, staff of the Maison du Site, hôteliers, shopkeepers and local history enthusiasts
Place: Maison du Site des Deux-Caps, Audinghen (62)
Partners: Département du Pas-de-Calais, Fondation de France
Where to access the work? Commissioned as part of SLACK ! Deux-Caps art festival, this permanent work is now part of the art collection of the Département Pas-de-Calais.