“Le Puits” in Bordeaux: “but why is it green? »
On the info panel…
At the information panel, towards the promenade, this family openly asks the question: “But why is it green? What an idea ! Looking for the explanation, Marc scans the sign. His wife, Cathy, is surprised: “I saw it under construction and I didn’t expect this color. “His daughter Lucie intervenes:” I find it pretty. The family continues their exploration by venturing into the library.
A few minutes later, Eric and Sylvie stop their bike ride to observe the same sign. Held by the color of the “Well”, they wonder about the work. “It’s very pretty, in the style of Bordeaux. It makes you want to see the inside, we’ll come back to visit later. Pierre also appreciates the work. He sees it as a reference to his childhood and the Green Library book collection.
Mediation and pedagogy
At the entrance, Nadège Martinez and Léa Dembaga provide mediation for the Metropolis. Dressed in a white T-shirt, they are available to the curious in search of explanations every weekend until October 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. Their role: to shed light on the artistic process. Without hesitation, they ensure that the question they are asked the most concerns the color of the “Well”. And they have all the cards in hand to answer: “The flashy color makes it possible not to confuse the structure with a building from the neoclassical period. »
Arnaud and Nora scan the floor inside where quotes are displayed. “There are a few coins in the well but that didn’t inspire us much. On the other hand, the quotes are captivating. »
After a year and a half of construction, the work was able to emerge from the ground, not without dispute. However, Nadège Martinez and Léa Dembaga observe a change in certain opinions: “Residents came to the inauguration and finally, they played down. The reactions were nice. The two mediators expected more virulence. “In the end, people are just looking for explanations. And Léa Dembaga delays: “We have disparate reactions but it’s quite simply reactions linked to a work of art. »