Located at the crossroads of two experiments: an encounter with nature in its most primary and use the most advanced technology, the work of Erik Samakh holds a special place on the French art scene. The title On the edge of water, referred to Shui-hu-zhuan, famous Chinese literary text, which recounts the adventures of 108 bandits entrenched in marshes Mountains Liang. Chosen in relation to the site of Maubuisson and history, this title also refers to the place of life and work of Erik Samakh.
Samakh Erik, born in 1959 in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne is a contemporary artist and a teacher at the college of Art in Aix-en-Provence. His work is recognized internationally since the mid-1980s, mixes new technologies and natural elements, including sound. It is a dialogue of man with nature where the space devoted to when the power of images becomes a place of listening. The technology components (seeds of light, solar flutes …) are used to bring attention to nature.
Many of his works have been carried out on sites such as parks or regional geological reserves (Parc naturel régional de Lorraine, Gorges Riou, Tijuca Forest in Brazil, International Center for Art and Landscape Vassivière, etc.).