Sérigraphie - Silkscreen / 2010
Le réveil de la jeunesse empoisonnée
Un tirage de 250 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste constitue l'édition courante.
Lendroit Editions have asked Claude Lévêque to realize a poster together with the biennial event Les Ateliers de Rennes. As a multiple-echo of the same-named work made of neon exhibited in the Jacobins convent, the poster would be seen through the urban area.
Claude Lévêque's work is poetic, dream-like and imbued with danger. It contains a soft violence that invite us to re-explore Reality and leaves us swing between attraction and repulsion. His approach is based on a sensory taking over of spaces. Smelling, sensing the places, holding feelings, scents. Mixing in order to understand more, rubbing oneself down the reality, living with it. For Ce qui vient, Claude Lévêque will exhibit Le réveil de la jeunesse empoisonnée. This six-meter-long phrase written down in red neon takes up the title of a song from Terror, a Los Angeles hardcore band: Rise Of The Poisoned Youth. The handwritten style by a child makes this sentence both protesting and fragile, a picture of the present state of the world according to the artist. Showed in the Jacobins convent, the work expands by radiating a red light through a wall of the site, damaged — riddled with bullet holes relating back to the military occupation that the building had known, from the French Revolution to the end of the 20th century. To Claude Lévêque, "le réveil de la jeunesse empoisonnée rises from territories ambiguous with what comes out from corruption". Source Ce qui vient
A 250 copies impression numbered and signed by the artist constitutes the regular publication available at Lendroit and at the biennial's bookstore in the Jacobins convent.