An echo at the Site Transitoire

Jean-Paul Philippe

La Roque d'Anthéron, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Résonances – A sculptural link to the “Site Transitoire” in the Adrechs park.


“When I had to think about this work Résonances and echo the Site Transitoire, one of my first intentions was to make a sign to the work of Albert Camus.
An affectionate and discreet homage, by mixing with the stones one or two words, significant phrases, of the writer who lies on the other side of the Durance.
I was thinking of the last sentence of the philosophical essay The Myth of Sisyphus.
“… one must imagine Sisyphus happy”.
This reference to writing, the reference to the pillar of the dedication of Silvacane.
– Jean Paul Philippe


When the French town of La Roque d’Anthéron twinned with the Italian Asciano, a desire to permanently highlight this new cultural link lead to the idea of a site-specific sculpture project created by artist Jean-Paul Philippe echoing his other site-specific sculpture work “Site Transitoire”, situated in Italy. Jean-Paul Philippe’s future sculpture project entitled “Résonances” will also highlight the special relationship of La Roque d’Anthéron’s town council with the ITER program.

The site-specific sculpture “Résonances” will be installed in the Adrechs Park, which is located near the road that goes from Berre-l’Etang to Saint-Paul-lez-Durance.  This road section serves as transport from Marseille/Fos port of international wide loads from 35 partner countries intended for the machinery of ITER

Located at the entrance to the town, coming from Avignon, the site-specific monument by Jean-Paul Philippe will be built at the other end of the town in dialogue with the Abbey of Silvacane, an exceptional architectural heritage, a true testimony of the art of sculpture in Art History. The monument will be easy to access, that will favor walk and meetings.