HENNESSY 250 TOUR COMMISSION - Beyond Time
Pernot’s Common Heritage Project explores the themes of nature and humankind, past and present, and the passing of cultural heritage and skills from one generation to the next, which resonates with the story of the Hennessy Maison. For this, he chose a screen projection combining numerical images with shadow puppet tradition, modernity with a timeless and universal imagery. On the screen, the sea, the sun, and grapevine roots all merge together to create the landscape of Pernot’s theatre, that evolves and repeats itself. In this decor, two silhouettes of men sharing the secret of a perpetual tradition and evolution. This piece, highly symbolic, represents the harmony between nature and her craftsmen, with motifs evoking the Hennessy heritage throughout time.