Lascaux

Lascaux sinks into the parietal art of the eponymous cave, discovered by a group of teenagers in 1940, in the Périgord noir: ancient paintings and etchings whose meaning evades us – we term it « prehistoric » – and so much the better: it is like a guided tour of the cave, inaccessible since 1963 for reasons to do with conservation following a number of microbial attacks. Upon entering, everything seems dark, like in the structural cavity, the evanescent choreographical score. Upon leaving, one is uncertain. One never knows when prehistory finishes.

Cover Photo: Lascaux ©Danielle Voirin