The stone quarry of Vignemont is an underground labyrinth of galleries and troglodyte dwellings
one of the so many quarries in the Loire region where 'tufa' was extracted, the white limestone used in the construction of the Loire valley castles
partly a museum depicting the life of the quarrymen, underground refuges during wars, cultivation of mushrooms...
we were lucky, no other visitors to spoil it
an extraordinary resonance
the perfect setting for the sound sculptures of musician and visual artist Will Menter
just seconds before one sees the sculpture motion sensors trigger the sculpture into life. I think there couldn't be a better environment for these enchanting sounds
Curved Ascending Air
click arrow to start - very short - video
"air currents and dripping water make slates sing, pottery chatter and wood whisper"
Carrière de Vignemont
52ter Rue des Roches - 37600 Loches - France