MYTHOLOGIES

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With Sacre, Elie Monferier focuses on bodies and the passage of time, and on the greatness that lies in the fragility of our existence. He delivers a world where vital energy and the resilience of bodies, the stripping and the severity of the elements, the solitude and the fraternity of individuals in the face of death predominate.

saNG NOIR

In the Middle Ages, black blood referred to the blood of deer and wild boar during the rutting season, but also to the fiery blood of the hunter, the one who goes deep into nature to confront them. If he kills them, it is in order to eat their heart, to possess their strength and virile vigor. Man thus reconnects with his animal dimension. Excess, unreason and disorder dictate his behavior. He becomes wild in order to be able to meet the real beast that he is tracking but also to free the phantasmagorical one that is inside him.

Elie Monferier _ Sang Noir

The Mythologies trilogy probes the persistence of archaic gestures, practices and ancestral beliefs against which modernity is erected in a rational, liberal and alienating manner.


The three chapters are declined around the evocation of a world where persists the possibility of a more essential existence, more true, in margin of the modern world and of the new relations that it establishes between the beings and the things. Faced with the violence that is born of the exploitation of territories and the optimization of the means of production, which since the post-war period have disrupted, in a forced and profound way, our environments as well as the representations that we make of them, Mythologies questions the future of lifestyles on borrowed time and can be read as a phantasmagorical vision of the decline of a world that will no longer be, a world that contemplates its own nostalgia and its own social ruin, where the excess of desire, death, mystical ecstasy, suffering, rage and enjoyment is still valid. It is the celebration of all that is irreducible to the drama of human life.


Freely inspired by the work of Georges Dumezil on the organization of Indo-European societies, Mythologies explores the heritage of warlike, reproductive and sacred functions in the French countryside. The first part, Sang Noir, on hunting, evokes the proud struggle, both real and unconscious, of man who wants to be master and possessor of wild nature. The second, Sacre, is a meditation on man who becomes aware of his finitude, and whose existence is part of a natural cycle of life and death. The third chapter, in progress, will be devoted to religious life.

La trilogie Mythologies sonde la persistance des gestes archaïques, des pratiques et des croyances ancestrales contre lesquelles, de manière rationnelle, libérale et aliénante, s’érige la modernité.


Les trois chapitres se déclinent autour de l’évocation d’un monde où persiste la possibilité d’une existence plus essentielle, plus véritable, en marge du monde moderne et des rapports nouveaux qu’il instaure entre les êtres et les choses. Face à la violence qui naît de l’exploitation des territoires et de l’optimisation des moyens de production, qui ont bouleversé depuis l’après guerre, à marche forcée et en profondeur, tant nos environnements que les représentations que nous nous en faisons, Mythologies questionne le devenir de modes de vie en sursis et peut se lire comme la vision fantasmagorique du déclin d’un monde qui ne sera plus, un monde qui contemple sa propre nostalgie et sa propre ruine sociale, où est encore valable l’excès de désir, de mort, d’extase mystique, de souffrance, de rage et de jouissance. C’est la célébration de tout ce qui est irréductible au drame de la vie humaine.


Librement inspirée des travaux de Georges Dumezil sur l’organisation des sociétés indo-européennes, Mythologies explore l’héritage des fonctions guerrière, reproductive et sacrée, dans la campagne française. Le premier volet, Sang Noir, sur la chasse, évoque la lutte orgueilleuse, à la fois réelle et inconsciente, de l’homme qui se veut maître et possesseur de la nature sauvage. Le second, Sacre, est à l’inverse une méditation sur l’homme qui prend conscience de sa finitude, et dont l’existence s’inscrit dans un cycle naturel de vie et de mort. Le troisième chapitre, en cours, sera consacré à la vie religieuse.