A partnership with educational institutions is an idea that is following its path, and is therefore taking shape with the HEAR on the theme of diving. Works by students, young HEAR graduate artists and artist-teachers make up the content of this thematic proposal. The curator is assured by two artist-teachers of the Art option, Le Plateau in Mulhouse: Anne Immelé and Edouard Boyer.
Diving as an event, singular, multiple, collective, as a gesture as well, as a rupture, as a relation of the body to the element “water”, but also to the element “air” and to the attraction of the element “earth”, diving as a sensation therefore, but also as an image, diving exists only through water and represents an archaic relation of man to the world.
And if these are horizontal, balanced and prolonged, diving is not only vertical but brief and dangerous: it can even be said to represent the critical moment par excellence.
Nevertheless, diving is rich in possibilities and can be seen as an experience, as geometry, as immersion or as liberation, hence the title that provokes an ambivalence of meaning: the plural or the imperative invitation.
Finally, for the exhibition, while the presence of water, at the heart of the projects, will be encouraged, it can also exist as a metaphor, since diving owes everything to it.