The wash house of Vanvey was built between 1770 and 1773 and stretches along the banks of the Ource. A river washhouse, it is designed in length, composed of fifteen wooden arches on stone pillars
The restoration of the washhouse was to be an opportunity to enhance the identity of the place through the intervention of the artist Annette Messager in 2004. On this occasion, she wrote "La Remise dormante" and mixed writing with plastic creation
A sound device is triggered when the visitor approaches and murmurs, snatches of conversations between women can be heard under the arches. A few snatches of sentences create a temporality where past, present and future intertwine
Looking through the gate of the shed, one can see a huge chandelier with pendants. If the visitor opens the wooden door, it slowly lights up, revealing stuffed animals hanging upside down from ropes and associated mirror fragments.
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