C. Stéphane Guiran
"Le Nid des murmures"
"I imagined a nest made from geodes gleaned in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Stone flowers gathered by human hands. Like poems garnered directly from the earth. From these broken geodes, a gentle purity emanates. That of quartz, keeper of murmurs. To white quartz we ascribe the magical gift of reflecting thoughts and feelings. Singing the silent words hidden within us.
A sound creation based on children’s murmurings illuminates the poetic journey.
The Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire Stables’ Indoor Arena boasts truly remarkable architecture. Anchored in the soil. It has the allure of the earthly seat of that ancient furnace in which matter once crystallised. Aerial. It has all the lightness of a cathedral whose rows of windows are open to the winds and the birds.
Assembled against a backdrop set between earth and sky, the four thousand quartz geodes become a huge amplifier of murmurs. An enhancer of silences. Let each visitor leave their dreams there, their wishes and secret fantasies. And those silences will fly away, through the open windows, blown by the wind. To reach the World’s ears. To reach the humming of the stars, which will turn them into Constellations. Weaving a map of song fashioned from cocoons of the Self. Dreams ready to hatch. To fashion a world where poetry guides its beings towards an awakening that sleeps in us all”. Stéphane Guiran.