Conversations with Thierry Godet
Winds, smoke, smells, heat, light... The four elements manifest themselves in my natural works through their effects on nature. Sounds and rhythms interest me, as well as the development of forms and materials in the natural cycle of disintegration and transformation.
Plaiting, stacking, planting... I describe my work as ethnic art. It draws its sources, techniques, materials and methods from the everyday life of various cultures, including the one that surrounds us. I prefer to work with my hands, using tools such as levers, wedges or ropes.
Seaweed, pebbles, leaves, mosses, grasses, clay, sand. I use the natural materials that are available nearby... Living wood, growing forms, cut tree trunks, fallen branches, floating timber shaped by the water. Cardboard boxes and pallets in an urban environment.
My works are born from the location. Space, the elements and the materials present there dictate my work, its dimensions and its form. Most of my works are large. You must enter them, sit down, feel, look, play...
Since the exhibition "Im Garten der Sinne" in the foyer of the "Kommode" library in Berlin, I have decided to work "in situ" and to restrict myself to the materials available close by.
Comments collected by Sabine Schuberth