At least that's what he thought.
All this was actually a mirage...
The remains of the child with the pan flute
In june 2018 this project received a production grant from "Les Mécènes du Sud" and also got the "coup de coeur" award in December 2018.
Link : http://www.mecenesdusud.fr/projet/gabriel-desplanque---les-restes-de-lenfant-a-la-flute-de-pan--122.html
Link : http://www.mecenesdusud.fr/article/soiree-coup-de-coeur-montpellier-sete-2018-386.html
Exhibited during the ZAT - 100 artists in the city, June-July 2019 at the Espace Welcomedia at the Opéra National Montpellier-Occitanie.
In February 2015 in Montpellier a psychologycally unstable man beheaded the Square Planchon Statue. Named Rustic song or the child with the pan flute, this statue represents a naked child, a pan flute in his hand, a sheep at his feet.
The sculptor Georges Durand carved it in 1908
The restoration of the statue, now left without several limbs (heads, arms, legs) is quickly covered by the City of Montpellier. But the work remains unfinished: one of the child's arms is indeed not restored, neither are an ear and the sheep horns.
This incident is the starting point of the project “The remains of the child with the pan flute” (temporary title).
The statue missing parts will be reinterpreted by the artist and will be perched on metal rods pegged in a pedestal. Around the sculpture a quadriphony (spacialized sound on four speakers) will broadcast an investigation on these missing limbs and a reflection on the omnipresence of theoretical discourse in works of art.