équinoxes 6

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sculpture
march 2022

Fabrice Hyber

Twenty-five years after their first meeting (a collaboration to sheath the iconic P.O.F*n-3 swing in leather), the artist Fabrice Hyber and the Maison Camille Fournet reunite for équinoxes.

FABRICE HYBER MEETS CAMILLE FOURNET

For this sixth edition, our guest artist explores mankind's relationship to nature, mobility, and boutiques as places of experimentation.

équinoxes

« I see the bag as a continuation of the body, like a prosthetic, a gift that we give ourselves"

What made you want to get involved in the équinoxes project? ? 

First of all, it's a personal adventure. I've known Françoise and Jean-Luc Déchery for many years. Jean-Luc and Françoise have in their collection one of my swings, which I had sheathed in leather at the Camille Fournet factory in Picardie, accompanied by a drawing in which the thread for saddle-stitching came from The Transformation of the World in One Thread (the original drawing, from 1981, is part of the collections at the Centre Pompidou). It was the beginning of a story touching on art and commerce ... 25 years later, we're still writing it, in a relationship based on trust and goodwill. 

Which sources of inspiration informed your work? 

When Camille Fournet's team told me about a new collection focused on mobility, I wanted to know more about it and soon prototypes arrived in my studio. I immediately found that they illustrated different ways of thinking about movement: what do we take with us? Pieces of life, the beginnings of life that we move around, like a seed that blows away or is carried elsewhere by an animal... It's the essence of life."I see the bag as a continuation of the body, like a prosthetic, a gift that we give ourselves and that will become a part of ourselves elsewhere. We are constantly experimenting, adapting. We settle, and it grows.

How should these works be interpreted?

To create a strong, vital sign, I thought green was necessary: the first buds of spring... the life that persists in meadows even in winter. It's light, strength and then a rebirth that's like a gift. A boutique is a place of surprises, choices and sometimes experimentation, so I imagined making a centrifuge (a tool often found in laboratories): a mannequin spinning quickly to test these famous bags ... a life-sized test. Also, the green leather produced for the occasion is energizing - I'm sure it will become a key reference in homes and in the city. Small gestures make powerful currents.

*P.O.F: Prototype d’Objets en Fonctionnement (Prototype of Working Objects)

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