Saturday May 21 at 1:30PM and 3PM & Sunday May 22 at 3PM, historical experiment by Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, in Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette.
Visual artist Eric Giraudet de Boudemange will conduct a historical experiment in Vermilionville, living history museum and folklife park in Lafayette. Through a series of performances, EGdB will explore ways of time travelling through Cajun history. The results of the experiment will be presented at the Acadian Center for the Arts (Lafayette) in 2017.
EGdB considers himself a storytelling artist. Recently he has been focused on traditional games and local practices of France, Belgium and the Netherlands using them as tools to give shape to personal and poetic narratives. He experienced post medieval dart games from the former french coal mines, carnavalesque medieval hunting in the French forest of Fontainebleau and he became a specialist in pigeon breeding and labyrinths. His stories often talk about history, politics, folk culture, landscape and biology with a taste for British humour. He is currently a resident at Deltaworkers in New Orleans.
Deltaworkers is a nomadic artistic production and residence program that investigates the southern states of the U.S. as one of the last mythical places in the West. They host and present European artists from different disciplines in New Orleans, a city that forms the perfect gateway to the south; a region where many of the historical, socio-political and cultural roots of U.S culture can be found.
The experiment takes place on Saturday May 21 at 1:30PM and 3PM & Sunday May 22 at 3PM and last for about 1 hour. Attendance is free but a reservation must be made through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Days of Future Past takes place at Vermilionville on 300 Fisher Rd. in Lafayette, Louisiana.