RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAIRE SIMON
As a reachable form of a lost Eden within everyone’s grasp, everybody comes to the Bois de Vincennes to seek refuge in Nature. People from all walks of life have the right to be here: rich, poor, French, foreign, gay, straight, alone or accompanied, old-school or hip. The Woods are an island surrounded by the towns that encircle it: a mirage dreamed up by a fatigued city-dweller. The difficulty of living in the city is left behind. Here we heal, play, have fun and dream. Throughout the seasons, a series of exchanges speak of this utopia that everyone imagines for him or herself.
Olivier Hespel, François Musy, Gabriel Hafner
Just Sayin’ Films, Pio & Co, Tipimages Productions