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Manon Pourcher. HEAR, Haute école des arts du Rhin. New Talent Award Nominee 2021

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Published: 07.12.2021
Manon Pourcher Manon Pourcher
Author:
Haute école des arts du Rhin HEAR
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2021
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Intro
Manon Pourcher is a neo-hunter-gatherer artist who soaks in natural landscapes as she endlessly explores the materials that the tips of her fingers touch and on which her feet tread during her mountain wanderings.
/ Sophie Hanagarth and Florence Lehmann
Name of graduation student: Manon Pourcher
Name of guiding teachers: Sophie Hanagarth, Florence Lehmann


Nominated by HEAR, Haute école des arts du Rhin, France.

Bijoux, cailloux…
Manon Pourcher is a neo-hunter-gatherer artist who soaks in natural landscapes as she endlessly explores the materials that the tips of her fingers touch and on which her feet tread during her mountain wanderings. She collects pebbles and branches like precious, silent subjects that she observes at length until, with a sudden act of reversal, the object observed turns into an empirical tool and the forest path or the banks of the Rhône become her workshop and the scene of her experiments.
À l’origine, L’étreinte, Naissance de l’objet, Archipels... form a collection of pebbles with enigmatic titles, which she has picked up and taken out of their native ground. The stones open like silent books and the pebbles are crowned with copper chiselled directly into the stone. They hide away, still revealing the smallest detail of their imprinted folds. Pebbles jostle side by side as though to imitate a cascading pearl necklace, and although only what they reveal is visible, they open the way into the infinite space of the imagination. When worn, the pebble gem or simple gripping stone invite us into this shared resonance, anchoring us in the rediscovered landscape.

/ Sophie Hanagarth and Florence Lehmann, Atelier Bijou managers


Summary of the Master Thesis:
It all begins when I gather objects.
I pick them up outdoors; often stones and sometimes bits of wood, feathers, and moss.
Each of them has its own memory. Every object remembers its native environment, the place where it came from. Its origin and the events that it has gone through are written into its surface, like the footsteps of time on its material. It has created links within the landscape, which has in turn woven links around it.
Once gathered, far away from home and its native environment, the object becomes a bridge back towards them. As it sits in my hand, it serves as a constant reminder to my body of its native landscape.
Creating jewels using these objects as bridges is a way of preserving these links. They act, first as a reminder, but also as a different, physical experience of the landscape, a way of feeling all the sensations evoked by its varying contours, even at a distance. A way also of remembering these perceptions.
An exchange takes place between the body and the jewel, maybe brushing against or leaving something of themselves in the other. Their mutual attraction and influence open up a dialogue between the body, the jewel, and the landscape.
/ Manon Pourcher
 
More work and contacts:
E-mail: manon.pourcher@gmail.com
Phone: +33(0)6 14 79 12 98 
Instagram: @manonpourcher


Find out more about the courses at HEAR, Haute école des arts du Rhin.
Manon Pourcher. Necklace: Litholâtre, 2021. Stone, Iron. 157 x 142 x 7 cm. Necklace and performance
. Unique piece. Manon Pourcher
Necklace: Litholâtre, 2021
Stone, Iron
157 x 142 x 7 cm
Necklace and performance
Unique piece
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Manon Pourcher. Necklace: Litholâtre, 2021. Stones, iron.. 157 x 142 x 7 cm. Necklace and performance.
. Unique piece. Manon Pourcher
Necklace: Litholâtre, 2021
Stones, iron.
157 x 142 x 7 cm
Necklace and performance.
Unique piece
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Manon Pourcher. Necklace: Belvezet, 2021. Brass or aluminium, stones, iron.. Photo by: Belvezet. Manon Pourcher
Necklace: Belvezet, 2021
Brass or aluminium, stones, iron.
Photo by: Belvezet
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Manon Pourcher. Necklace: L’étreinte, 2020. Brass, stone, steel.. 20 x 5 x 8 cm. Unique piece. Manon Pourcher
Necklace: L’étreinte, 2020
Brass, stone, steel.
20 x 5 x 8 cm
Unique piece
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Manon Pourcher. Hand Piece: Transfert, 2019. Rhône’s pebble, brass.. 11 x 11 x 8 cm. Unique piece. Manon Pourcher
Hand Piece: Transfert, 2019
Rhône’s pebble, brass.
11 x 11 x 8 cm
Unique piece
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Manon Pourcher. Object: Copper Experiment 1, 2019. Copper, stone.. 7 x 6 x 4 cm. From series: Copper Experiment. Unique piece. Manon Pourcher
Object: Copper Experiment 1, 2019
Copper, stone.
7 x 6 x 4 cm
From series: Copper Experiment
Unique piece
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