Considered to be one of the largest monastic complexes in Europe, the Abbaye de Fontevraud is striking for its architectural diversity. Since being made the Centre Culturel de Rencontre in 1975, it has become an important place for its history and creativity. Mort en été (Dead In the Summer) has been designed for the Abbey's main dormitory. It evokes a floating dream, between the haunting light of the River Loire and the mists of a red sky, with the tiny refrain of some song repeated somewhere in the distance... Claude Lévêque (1953, Nevers) has presented his work throughout the world: museums, galleries, art centres, various spaces including industrial wastelands, shops, parks... Between a memory of childhood and places and a political vision of our society, his works capture space, and architecture, their uses and meanings, and the multiple mental and concrete relationships they establish with the public.