LE V(A)IN DES GRÂCES
(WINE (VAIN) OF GRACES) 2016-2017
7 unique pieces made during the ritual occurring during the harvest of the first vintage of Le V(a)in des Grâces (Wine (Vain) of Graces). These are sculptures containing 5.25L of a wine for the use of all those who seek to seize what cannot be caught. The wine is extracted from a Carignan vineyard planted by the artist's great-grandmother in 1900 and cared for by the artist's sisters today. This first vintage is a tribute to the stars and more particularly to the Constellation of Taurus which was the brightest at harvest time. The harvest is made, over the course of one night, from the appearance to the disappearance of the 7 stars that make up the Taurus. A protocol for 7 grape pickers that will give birth to 7 bottles of 5.25L. Each sculpture of Le V(a)in des Grâce is made of earth from the same vineyard and corked with a vine stone, then put back in the earth for 7 years.
A collection of unique objects (tools and instruments) made for the harvest ensue.