November 17, 2022

Alexis Bellavance, The Raft

During his iii residency, Alexis Bellavance turned his gaze towards the canals in The Hague to create The Raft. Having in mind the songs VI, VIII and XIII of Homer’s Odyssey, referring to the vision of Ulysses on his arrival in the archipelago of the Phaeacians; Scheria, a mysterious land, a parallel and unknown world, which could only be reached in dreams. The work renders in images the emotion that Ulysses may have experienced when he observed these impossible lands for the first time.

Videography: Erfan Abdi