Mosquito Coast Factory, Atelier Benoît-Marie Moriceau


09.06 - 28.09.2019


Marianne Vitale



Saturday, June 8th 2019 at 6:30 pm


Press kit




Discovery of Mosquito Coast Factory and guided tour of Marianne Vitale's exhibition.

Free, on registration.

Sundays 9th june, 28st july, August 25th, Septembre 29th, 4 pm



At the cinema Le Victoria (Campbon), screening of Stanley Kubrick's Trails of Glory

Free, on registration.

Saturday, September 28th



Three artistic practice workshops will deepen the themes covered in the exhibition.

Free, on registration.

Saturdays, June 28th, September 7th and 28th,
4-6 p.m.

We are honored to announce Marianne Vitale's exhibition at Mosquito Coast Factory. It follows an unprecedented collaboration initiated in early 2018.


After the permanent implantation of a set of nine sculptures near the dam of the Mabile Valley last October, the artist has developed an exhibition project that echoes an episode characteristic of American history in Savenay. Between 1917 and 1919, the town hosted the largest hospital equipment behind the Front deployed in record time by the US Army. Sensitive to this incredible story, Marianne Vitale symbolically traced the route of these men and materials by shipping several tons of railway tracks by boat. On the occasion of her residency at Mosquito Coast Factory, she was given pieces of wood framing and sash windows from the last barracks of the war hospital. Rebuilt from the principle of emergency construction, the bents and battens were cleverly arranged to build a frail wood bridge suspended at the entrance to Mosquito Coast Factory. Upstairs, the fragile windows of the old shelter were hung up, functioning as much as paintings as artefacts of a contemporary archeology. The tiles soiled by time also allow us to perceive the altered image of an orchestrated steel chaos, both brutal and masterful.