Barn Raising

Guillaume Gattier, Gilles Pourtier & Sandro Della Noce

Text by Brice Matthieussent

44 pages, 19×30 cm
Soft cover with flaps, Singer binding

November 2017
ISBN : 978-2-918960-98-0

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A North American tradition, the “Barn Raising” is a collective effort to assemble and hoist up the timber framing of a barn for a community member.
Sandro Della Noce, Guillaume Gattier et Gilles Pourtier ont réalisé un tour de la Gaspésie (Province de Québec) dans le but de documenter la présence de vieilles granges peuplant le paysage de cette région. The barn is also perceived as a symbol, a prism through which a multiple reading of reality takes place: at once cultural, social, economic and artistic. Selecting from among all the specimens encountered, they created a record in the form of photographs. his project bears witness, on one hand, to the heritage of vernacular architecture, whose ruinous state nourishes romantic imaginations and provides space for mental projection, and on the other hand, to a vocabulary of shapes and volumes well anchored in our present actuality.