Square Analogue

Saturday 23 Mar 2024 from 11am to 7pm

Sunday 24 Mar 2024 from 11am to 7pm

Free entry

As part of the Super Kids Party!

Tamaya Sapey-Triomphe and Thomas Mopin Viers are transforming the Fondation's Agora into a futuristic public square.

For the 'Square Analogue', they are imagining a myth that generates a temporal and spatial rendezvous. Their approach to the future is to create an architectural event around a shared resource in a space that can be generated ephemerally, lightly and flexibly. It's about thinking about the common future, in terms of space, goods and time.

Every leap year, during the first weekend in spring, the water in all the underground tunnels on planet Earth is transformed thanks to the energy of the buds, which come back to life after long months of hibernation, mixed with the snow from similar mountains, which melts very slowly. This will be the case on 23 and 24 March, during the Super Kids Party!

Unfortunately, this natural event is nowhere to be seen in the big cities, where we have gradually lost our direct connection with such spring phenomena.

The Square Analogue is a landscape surrounding the fountain, with observation tables and chairs, where visitors of all ages are invited to make collective offerings to celebrate this natural event that is still far too little known by the general public.
Tamaya Sapey-Triomphe is a Franco-Chilean artist: illustrator, set designer and graphic artist.

She trained in architecture at the Paris-Malaquais school and at the Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, and in art history in Berlin.
Nourished by art brut and contemporary art, she now imposes her strong, personal aesthetic on every conceivable medium, with a particular predilection for cardboard structures, ever larger and more voluminous. In 2023, Tamaya won the Ateliers Médicis Création en cours grant for her project on submarines and Mont Analogue, and exhibited her Musée de Proximité at the FRAC Normandie.

Thomas Mopin Viers is an artist and designer.

He graduated of the Rietveld Academie in 2020 after training at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris Belleville, Thomas Mopin Viers is developing a practice of territorial investigation centred on the use and transformation of terrestrial resources.
This research is based on a spatial interpretation (from installation to object) that questions human and environmental relationships to resources and materials. From their extraction to their transformation, he studies their potential functional and fictional uses.
He has received grants from Enowe-Artagon, Format Z33 and the Institut français in Rome. A member of the Niveau Zéro Atelier studio, he has exhibited his work at the Stedelijk museum, the Pavillon de l'Arsenal and HetHem Amsterdam.