On the programme, the simulation of a rainbow composed with the help of thousands of micro glass beads by the artist duo Hao Jingfang & Wang Lingjie, (Over the Rainbow, 2016), a puddle of water imprisoned on the ground like a living installation by Capucine Vandebrouck (Puddle 3, 2017), the cyclists of photographer Wiktoria Wojciechowska caught in a Chinese deluge and covered with evanescent droplets on their wide rain capes (Short Flashes, 2013). The discovery continues with The Second World, Elina, (2015), an ephemeral planet made of salt bricks on the Uyuni Salt Flat on Bolivian soil by Guillaume Barth, narrating the fragility of the world and the power of nature. As for Eva Nielsen, she proposes a painting where optical games, illusion and mirage are at the rendezvous for her gaps in the ocean (Zode IV : the sea, horizon of possibilities 2018). It is also a question of ocean and cracks in Olivier Crouzel’s work. Since 2014, he has patiently documented and filmed the Signal in Soulac-sur-Mer, an abandoned building with a new, dilapidated life… 18 curtains (2015) is a gigantic installation-projection showing its transformations. Finally, Rachael Louise Bailey exhibits Global (2018), a large sphere that could be floating, composed of 3.5 km of inner tubes, collected among the polluting materials found in the sea. From these scattered and fragmented objects, she groups them together to give them a new function.
Coming from China, Great Britain, Poland, Denmark or France, each and every one of the artists explore the fleetingness of the elements and of what constitutes our universe. It is a question of dreams, nature, slowness, beliefs, views, places, resistance also in the face of the sometimes incessant whirlwinds of the world.
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© Guillaume Barth, Elina, 2015. Photographie de la sculpture en sel et eau, 300cm de diamètre, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivie, projet-Elina, 2013-2015.