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 create a poster in collaboration 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 was exhibited in the urban area.
Claude Lévêque's work is poetic, dreamlike and imbued with danger. It contains soft violence that invite us to re-explore reality and leaves us swinging between attraction and repulsion. His approach is based on a sensory appropriation of spaces. Smelling, sensing places, holding feelings, scents. Blending in in order to understand more, mixing with 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 uses the title of a song by Terror, a Los Angeles hardcore band: Rise Of The Poisoned Youth. The child-like handwriting makes this sentence both demanding 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 referring to the past military occupation of the building, from the French Revolution to the end of the 20th century. To Claude Lévêque, Le réveil de la jeunesse empoisonnée emerges from the equivocal territories along with what is corrupted". 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.