Paroles de Salagou is an artistic project that started in september 2009 at the lake Salagou in the area of Montpellier France, and finished in april 2010 with an exhibition in Lodève (France).
The work was financed by the council of the area (Syndicat Mixte) and created by Charlotte, Périne, Sophia Burns and Aude. Four women coming from 3 different artistic backgrounds in theatre, visual art and environmental landscaping.
The project had been initiated to celebrate the 40th anniversary since the lake was created in 1968 and give an insight to what the people had experienced during those years when their homes and land had been transformed forever.
The artistic project Paroles de Salagou is a 60minute audio recording, based on the hundreds of hours testimonies and recordings of the inhabitant's of the 6 villages surrounding the lake, drawings made during the 2 weeks of recordings in the surrounding villages, and finally a visual environmental lanscape study from 1968 to 2030 offering an insight on the possible transformations of the lake.