Dominique Darr’s exhibition in Paris.
Le Fonds de Dotation “Art et Recherche” 15 quai Louis Blériot 75016 Paris
and Centre d’Art Citadines – Auroville
Invite you to Dominique Darr’s photographic exhibition about the beginnings of Auroville.
Galerie-librairie IMPRESSION 17 rue Meslay 75003 Paris
from 4th to 26th September 2020
The gallery is open on Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
and Saturday from 2pm to 8pm.
Limited collection silver prints (Black and White)
When does the Adventure begin
Photo exhibition of the early days of Auroville by Dominique Darr
At midnight on August 15, 1969, the first caravan for Auroville leaves the Place des Invalides in Paris. Dominique Darr is there to immortalize the departure of these young adventurers who are setting off on that expedition with the aim of attempting an unprecedented experience: build the city of the future mankind, a few kilometers from Pondicherry on the Coromandel Coast, in India.
The photographer will document the birth of Auroville in all its aspects, taking thousands of shots, becoming a privileged witness to both material and spiritual growth. She is there when the first inhabitants settle on the site of the future city; she follows its development, its daily life, its difficulties and hopes. She captures the extraordinary atmosphere which sustains these pioneers of the unknown and gives a new dimension to each action, each event.
She tirelessly photographs the construction of the Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville, which gathers builders from around the world on its immense site.
Each photograph by Dominique Darr is an action at the service of a vision: that of a dream that is being embodied.
Text : Dominique Jacques