La Maison Rouge

Mathieu Briand

19 Feb - 10 May 2015

Installation view
© Marc Domage
19 February - 10 May 2015

Since 2008 Mathieu Briand developed an artistic project titled ET IN LIBERTALIA EGO. A story which takes place on a tiny island in Madagascar, located in the Channel of Mozambique.

The project is based on the idea of the pirate’s utopia, inspired by the novel Libertalia by Captain Charles Johnson in his book « A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates ». Its origins are an ambiguous mix of fiction and reality and some people suggested that "Charles Johnson" was actually Daniel Defoe. He set Libertalia in a place between Nosy be and Diego Suarez.

The project is now supported by La maison rouge where the artist will propose his version in February 2015.