Participate! Save one of your cutting boards as cultural patrimony of the commune of Leytron!

The project plantse À dÉkop  | Planche À DÉcouper | The cutting board, revolves principally around the questions of cultural identity and the transmission of patrimony from generation to generation. The artistic material/medium used to discuss this complex, is the plantse À dÉkop - an object of daily life used in cooking which conserves and memorizes their owner’s history and whose value is effected through use.

The plantse À dÉkop accompanies us in our quotidian life, our actions transform and mark their surfaces and register lines, evoking both moments of happiness and conviviality as well as times of worry and pain. The plantse à dékopâ memorizes its owner’s life life in mute witness. It holds the memories of people and conditions of life that can be awoken and told, communicating a personal history.

Not only the wooden pieces- some of them could nearly be considered as antiquities- are memorizing cultural history, also the boards made from synthetic material are witnesses of the social changes of ‘modern life’.

In a second phase of the project, the boards have been transformed into an object of art in the form of two tables as a place of communication that brings people together. The furniture-sculpture tells about the customs, rites and traditions of the assembly at the table.