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Vivien Ayroles

Hort de Dieu

Mont-Aigoual Meteorological Observatory which is the last mountain meteorological station in France, is located at an elevation of 5140 ft in the Cevennes. Landscape is controlled and built by people but the excesses of nature make this territory a very unique place where strangely sculptural elements and the harshness of the summit integrate. Putting together landscape photographs and others of scientific installations, I invite the spectator to compare or observe analogies between forms and a particular climate, topography and a practice. The landscape shows these forces and our need to measure them. It evokes the intimate struggle between spirituality and rationality.