Explosition brings together two extremes:
the dark, humid and rough cave environment where cavers engage
in physical effort and climbing, and the abstract dreamworld of
visual arts. The search for the transcendental aspects of substance
and stratification, color and space, and the search of the physically
unattainable find one another in the same place. Physical effort
changes the observation and the almost abstract representations
of reality cast an astonishing light onto the dark space.
Explosition is a pictorial track evolving
through corridors, over ropes, over and under boulders, walking,
crawling, clambering and hanging. It reinvents the concept of
space. The works of art challenge their surroundings. Sometimes
hard to locate, hidden behind rock formations, sometimes clearly
visible in large underground chambers, sometimes subtly lit, sometimes
invisible without the lighting of the visitor.
Explosition invites you to an extremely intense experience,
whether you are a caver or an adventurous newcomer. Cavers will
independently find their way through the underground maze with
the help of minimal indications, subtle lights and by following
ropes. Non-cavers will be guided by experienced cavers. For cavers,
Explosition will put the caving experience in a whole new light
and create a connection with the seemingly unrelated world of
the arts. For non-cavers it will be a whole new experience of
another level. A first caving trip is different for everyone,
but it is always an experience you never forget. Physical effort
and excitement change perception. The presence of art forms will
serve as elements of surprise but also as points of recognition
in an otherwise unusual environment.
Download the site-map with explanations per art-work
(in french): Guide.
And throw an eye on the price-list