The Frisian trip of Eric Giraudet de Boudemange

00:02:52 Fries Museum
Meet Eric Giraudet de Boudemange. Whilst the visual artist is setting up his newest exhibition, he explains his way of working, thoughts and hall-filling landscape of artworks.

Eric Giraudet de Boudemange is an alumnus of Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (2012/2013). Prior to that, he graduated from the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2007) and Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains (2011). His work has been presented in various group and solo exhibitions, including at De Appel in Amsterdam, Spazioborgogno in Milan, Galerie Waldburger/Wouters in Brussels, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Eric Giraudet de Boudemange travels around the world to satisfy his deep curiosity for rites and games. He uses his experiences as inspiration for his works. His art connect ancient traditions like fierljeppen to current developments, such as the increasingly intensive agricultural activities.

the story of water, milk and peewit eggs

Eric Giraudet de Boudemange has made a hall-filling landscape of artworks for the Museum of Friesland. Shapes, lines and brightly coloured objects in illustrate the relationship between Friesland’s landscape and the traditions of the province.

Together with the professional fierljeppers and brothers, Oane and Ysbrand Galama, Eric designed five fenpole sculptures with carnavalesque colours and patterns. The fenpoles are included in the exhibition, along with a film that shows the artist learning this Frisian sport. 

To portray the movements of humans in the landscape, Giraudet de Boudemange made silicone castings of his own body. In his exposition he shows a dozen of these ‘skins’ in different attitudes. Legs raised high, for example, symbolise a successful leap across the water during fierljeppen.

The exhibition Eric Giraudet de Boudemange: The story of water, milk and peewit eggs presents well-known and new works by the artist.

Video credits

Video: Sije Kingma

Special thanks to Judith Spijksma

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