In order to connect the numerous sanatoriums located on the plateau with the valleys below, 15 tunnels were dug into the mountain beneath the Contemporary Art Center of Lacoux at the beginning of the 20th century. The progress of medicine made the sanatoriums obsolete, and the project was eventually abandoned. This labyrinth in a straight line, hidden in the heart of the mountain, is still present to this day. The old dream keeps palpitating through the landscape. The resurgences, abysses and cliffs scattered throughout the territory form, with these tunnels, an im- plicit and secret topography.
Born in 1982 in Aubenas, France.
Lives and works in Lyon.
Félicien Bonniot studied at the Fine art School of Nantes where his videos and installations explored the passing through landscapes and the limits of visible. He has worked with Pauline Jacquelin on an animated serie (Of animals and humans, Festival international des scénaristes, Valence) and a short animated movie Hourvari (34 Filmfest Dresden, Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival). His videos and installations have been shown at various art centers, festivals and galleries (Center of Contemporary Art of Lacoux, Galerie Halle Nord Geneva, Bogoshorts).