“Paysages” is the first, among the five projects that were selected by the Fondation Villa Seurat pour l’art contemporain, which came to fruition. “Paysages” gave migrant women an opportunity to speak about their country and culture via the ancestral technique of weaving. We, at Fondation Villa Seurat, believe that a successful migration into a host state must be anchored in the culture of the country of origin that gives the strength to pursue integration.
The artists who have been at the origin of the project,
Virginie Barbieri, Héloïse Dravigney, Mélanie Perrard et Laura Perron, presented the works at the Diaconnat’s annual festival in Bordeaux, France. They are now exploring the possibility to continue similar work with asylum seekers. To be continued!