visual arts

Hercule, Eddy

Inès Malfaisan

From November 27th to December 21st, 2021 (opening on November 26th, 6/9 pm)

Petite Galerie - Cité internationale des arts
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This is a French Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022 certified exhibition.

Hercules, a 5-metre-long cetacean, 

Eddy, white and welded,


They speed by and lunge

Hercules’s fin pierces Eddy,

Who dives,

Their bodies entwined.


Water buckles,

The horizon bulges,


A rain of chestnuts

The water under a bed of leaves,

The dark ocean.



The two friends hold each other tight

Eddy’s welds give way.


Covered with steel, Hercules comes back up,

A ray of light caresses him

He drifts towards the glass bay.


 – Inès Malfaisan


Inès Malfaisan is inspired by nature, animals and their freedom, her dogs and the bodies of these hairy, four-legged animals in whose attitudes she can see herself. Hercule, Eddy is an arrangement of the chance encounters that occur spontaneously during daily journeys. It is made up of photos taken on a phone and materials that Malfaisan sometimes puts under her arm and walks away with. The street merges with the studio and both are stored in files; in her home, they are permeated by her intimacy


Inès Malfaisan (France) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts as part of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon program.

Practical Information

From November 27th to December 21st, 2021
Visits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 4 to 7 pm

Opening – November 26th, from 6 to 9 pm


In accordance with government regulations, access to the exhibition requires a health pass for all persons 18 years and older. Wearing a mask is mandatory for those over 11 years old.

When you arrive, please present your QR code in paper or digital format from the TousAntiCovid application.


The European health pass is obtained with proof of :

• of vaccination (complete vaccination schedule)
• a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old
• a positive RT-PCR test, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old, attesting to the recovery of Covid 


See all the information on the health pass on the government website:
If you come from a country outside the European Union and do not have a European health pass, you can present a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test result less than 72 hours old.