July 24th – October 24th, 2021

Aside the Madonna of Champdieu


Following the invitation of Château de Goutelas for its event Abris de Fortune, Jordi Galí creates Madone, a site specific and ephemeral art work.

The site where Champdieu’s Madonna is located informs the starting point of our shelter.
A large meadow formed by decades of vegetal waste piling, bordered by fields and vineyards. At the very end of the trail is standing the Madonna, facing a panoramic viewpoint. We are here at the intersection of landscape history, wine culture and its uncertainty.

For our ephemeral construction, we wanted to use a sober vocabulary, echoing the gestures of the vineyard: three rows of poles that stretch above almost the entire distance of the meadow; three soft arches sustained by continuous tensions passing through them. Together, they create a suspension, they suggest the possibility of a welcoming space. They are the framework for an ephemeral refuge. An inner-outer space that allows us to figure out the real shelter is none other than the landscape.

Madone is a collective realization, built with the participation of a dozen people from Forez, gathered for two days of work.


Conception and realization Jordi Galí and Jérémy Paon

With the complicity of Gilles Bonnefoy – Les vins de la Madone.