Open House for Antoine Vigne, writer in residence
@BoxoHOUSE, Joshua Tree
Saturday June 4, 2016
5 – 7pm, talk at 5.30pm
Antoine Vigne has been in residence at BoxoHOUSE for the past few weeks, working on his third novel (being written in French). The story revolves around a main character, Juan Montalbán, who becomes obsessed with the search for an unaccounted migrant from Honduras and teams up with the mother to try to find her. Juan is himself a migrant, having been brought by his parents as a child from Mexico and he has a dream: to become an astronomer. The desert serves as a backdrop for the novel and as a physical and metaphorical space for the the main character’s inner search.
The talk is aimed at bringing to light the process of working on a story that has social, political and poetic elements. Antoine will also address another book which he published a few years ago about the cosmos, and the notion of the infinite through the lens of art and literature (Le livre de l’espace, Art et littérature de l’infini, Editions Courtes et Longues, 2014)
Antoine Vigne is a French author and novelist. Born in Paris, he lives and works in New Jersey. Antoine has published several books and articles in the field of art, architecture and history. He has written two novels, one of which was published as a serial in the French magazine PREF, and is here working on his third. His novels can generally be described as tales of exile. Antoine is also a consultant in the cultural field and has contributed to the production of numerous exhibitions and artistic projects throughout the world. He was the Director of Visual Arts and Architecture for the French Embassy in New York from 1999 to 2003 and a partner at Blue Medium Inc. where he worked from 2003 to 2011.
BoxoHOUSE is located at 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Highway 62 to White Feather, south on White Feather to Sullivan, west on Sullivan). Please do not use GPS though Google Maps and Waze are correct.