* HINGE POINT * The M.A English program presents * HINGE POINT * A collective exhibition with the participation of Elise Bergonzi / Antoine Caclin / Romain Carré / Diane Cescutti / Felix Descorde / Marie Duperron / Liang Fu / Lina Goudjil / Maëva Guillery / Benjamin Julienne / Méline Manem / Margaux Moëllic / Axel Plantier / Naomi Vallance * From 02/12 to 06/12 Nantes School of Art, Galerie Nord OPENING PARTY // 02/12 at 6 PM // VDJ - DJ SET at 7 PM **** Carmen Verra ft Colette Paulin **** The hinge is a masterpiece. It is responsible for the turning point, the key moment, representing a gateway to the future. A « moment » in solid mechanics is the term used to describe the rotation of an object, a piece, around an axle. We use the rotation of a door to open, enter or leave one space to another. This transition falls into both a moment in time and a moment in space, like the rotation of a door around its hinge. This is the precise instant in which the definite linearity of everything suddenly breaks under the influence of external forces. The forecast of the near future and the challenges it is bringing takes us to a turning point, breaks the line. The gradient of the drawn angle creates a delta, a fertile ground for artists and scientists to grow ideas and cultivate new fields of research. The latter can be used as a springboard to bounce from, to shift from our past ways of thinking, producing, using and reusing resources. Now is the moment : an indeterminable rotation provides us with a Spring of possibilities, in which a plethora of choices lie before us and decisions are to be made. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.” Charles Dickens, The Tale of Two Cities, 1859.