The municipal campsite (offering only bare pitches) of Pont-et-Massène has been confronted for several years with the risks of managing the Lac de Pont dam on which it is entirely dependent and which regulates the water level of the Canal de Bourgogne. The latter is affected by the unpredictable climatic events of recent years (drought, heavy rainfall), resulting in a frequent ban on swimming or fishing.
Based on this observation, the patrons considered the transformation of the aging site and a new concept of offer.
They wished to entrust an artist with a reflection on this subject.
Starting from the "urban" plan organised and structured by a grid of alleys and the presence of elements dating from the 1960s in the middle of a vegetation that has developed freely since the campsite was shut down, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster wanted to play on a disturbance both temporal and topographic between two periods. Its project is similar to the creation of a recreational park with image and camping use.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a French artist and filmmaker. Born in 1965 in Strasbourg, she lives in Paris and Rio de Janeiro. A retrospective of his work was shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2015.