• Year : 2016
  • Dimensions : 29.5276 x 43.3071 inches

The artistic process

All over the world, millions of oil wells and pipelines are abandoned, as here in Baku, Azerbaijan. Poorly sealed, these wells leak gas, pollute and are time bombs for aquatic ecosystems*: in the North Sea, 15,000 wells leak between 8,000 and 30,000 tonnes of gas a year, and 27,00O km of pipes full of heavy metals remain in place. Yet nature is capable of resilience: year after year, it can erase the stigma of the industrial activities that damaged it long ago. Provided we give it the chance.

* Cf. Les Fantômes du pétrole, documentary by Audrey Cloaguen (Dream Way Productions / France Télévisions).