L'Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

Elger Esser

Mémoire Céleste

Elger Esser draws his inspiration from the natural phenomena that define and shape the landscape, such as the ebb and flow, the tidal bore and high tides, as well as the cultural and religious history surrounding Saint Aubert, founder of Mont-Saint-Michel in the 8th century.

Discover the results of the artist's residency at the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in 2022 and 2023 during his carte blanche exhibition Elger Esser. Celestial memory !

The body of work presented is inspired by nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, in particular the works of Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant and Marcel Proust. For example, the series of photographs Combray (2005-2016) explores the imaginary worlds suggested by the reading of Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu .