French artist Denis Tricot gently transforms streets and squares with his elegant wooden sculptural installations. His method is simple: using quantities of three metre long flexible planks of birch wood he builds lines, waves and arches that weave their way through streets, squares and parks. Inspired by the architecture that surrounds them; his sculptures forge memorable pathways of flowing curves, gently turning the familiar sites of a town into temporary art galleries.
Denis Tricot’s company changes according to the project; he often collaborates with dancers, musicians, or poets and more recently with UK pyrotechnic company, Walk The Plank. Tricot's work is site specific: he creates his installations through on-site residency, and in direct response to the surrounding architecture and landscape. The sculptures can remain in situ to slowly degrade over time or they are set alight in ceremonial performance to end their temporary life.
Denis Tricot’s work in the UK has included: The National Theatre, London, 2003; Henley Festival 2007, and in collaboration with Walk the Plank at Derby Festé, September 2008 and Chatham's Fuse Festival, June 2009.
Artistic director: Denis Tricot
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