Residency in France - 2007
a trip to France in 2006, Lloyd Godman was invited to undertake
an environmental artist in Residency at L'Arbre de Vie / Chateau
de Blacons, Blacons, Drome Valley, France in 2007. Once a
year the Château invite an international artist to work
for a month or so in the grounds of the Chateau, with an exhibition
completed three separate but related works for the exhibition.
One of these was another version of the Carbon Obscura work
exhibited at Montsalvat, as part of Structure Space, and Place,
Installations in Nillumbik, curated by Tony Trembath and supported
by the Nillumbik Sire Council
involved darkening and enclosed space and creating landscape
images by piercing the covering with a pin to let the sunlight
penetrate the space. As the audience step into the space they
triggered a fog generator where the rays of sunlight materialized
in an intriguing manner that has captivated the audience.
However, where as the design in the work at Montsalvat covered
only the walls, the work at the Chateau was larger and the
landscape design produced from piercing thousands of tiny
pinholes in an opaque covering covered the roof and walls.
the Monsalvat work, the reaction has been fantastic with many
of the audience returning many times to view the work under
varying light conditions. People of all ages and backgrounds
respond to the work in the most delightful manner.
The other components of the exhibition included: a light projection
work and a series of 37 original cyanotypes.
has just completed the residency with the exhibition, which
runs till 21 Oct, opening on Sat 15 Sept.