Refuges d’Art [Art Refuges]
Fage éditions, 2008
Bilingual publication in French & English
20 x 25 cm / 224 pages + DVD
Refuge d’Art is a work conceived by Andy Goldsworthy in the Digne area, in the protected area of the Réserve Géologique de Haute Provence. Connecting together three “Sentinelles” in cut dry stone that the English artist constructed in three valleys, the 150 km mountain trail follows old paths and crosses the traces of a former intense agricultural life. Andy Goldsworthy’s plan was to renovate some of these ruined buildings (a chapel, farmhouses, sheepfolds, etc.) so that hillwalkers could shelter in them, and to create a specific, lasting work in each of these “art refuges”.