Eternal Tour

In 2009, invited by the CAN (Centre d’Art Neuchâtel) and the CCV (Centre culturel du Val-de-Travers), Eternal Tour focused on three main issues related to the history of the region:

1) the publication of Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie, partly claimed to have been published in Neuchâtel to avoid royal censure from Paris;
2) the figure of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, his thought and his walks through Val-de-Travers where he spent 3 years;
3) the oriental exoticism that influenced people as diverse as Le Corbusier in La Chaux-de-Fonds or Philippe Suchard and his chocolate industry and private minaret.

For this edition, Eternal Tour proposed a publication in a very popular form in the swiss part of Switzerland: the almanac. The book XZY is characterised by its transdisciplinarity and the freedom of its content, and is an essential part of the festival “happening”.

Background picture: Claire Fontaine, Palestine Occupied, courtesy Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv. Photo: Sully Balmassière.

Eternal Tour Neuchâtel 2009 website
Kader Attia, Big Bang, 2005. Courtesy Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris. Photo: Sully Balmassière.
Sylvie Fleury, YES TO ALL, 2009, courtesy the artist. Photo: Sully Balmassière.
Sylvie Fleury, Yes to all, white light, 2009, courtesy the artist. Photo: Sullly Balmassière.
From XZY, Eternal Tour 2009 publication. Design: Rollergirl.

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