Valence, France

Commissioned by: the City of Valence and Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie. Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Rhône-Alpes, 1993

Curated by: Jean Paul Jury and Héléne Moulin


Ephemeral installation in the City of Valence during 1994-1995


…These 21 doors with their inscriptions, which differentiate them, must be placed on the sites that I have indicated, chosen virtually according to their individual properties. That is to say, from the most archaic notions, which usually inform us about the use of all doors conceived by humanity. They should be considered as solstice doors, which were dedicate to men and gods and considered as initiatory of an internal transformation in each one of us. It is only after this metamorphosis within that we will find the way to go through this “narrow door” which is also the last one and sums them all up, because it is the must difficult one to go through, but also the only one which is really worth all the trouble that we have taken to carry out the task which we were called. Each door has a threshold and in front of each we must imagine the dynamic instant to which the accomplishment of our existence is linked.


Bruno Corà