GV Art presents Lost in Fathoms, a collaboration between Anais Tondeur and Jean-Marc Chomaz (CNRS, France). This show presents a series of installations, drawings and photographs created around a narrative that challenges our perception of oceanic and geologic time scales and human's impact on the environment.
In 2012, at the very point where two continents collided, the island of Nuuk disappeared without trace. At the same time, in Brisbane, the 34th International Geological Congress advanced a new era — the Anthropocene: an age where mankind has become a global telluric force.
Was the disappearance of Nuuk island a one-off or a direct consequence of the emergence of the Anthropocene? This project sets out to investigate the causes involved in the disappearance of the island.
This project has evolved from an expedition of the emergent part of the Mid-Atlantic ridge and the region of deep oceanic water dives. It was developed in intense collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz during a year of research as an artist-in-residence at the Hydrodynamics Laboratory, LadHyX (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France). The residency started during the Cambridge (UK) and Polytechnique’s 2013 summer school on fluid dynamics of sustainability and the environment.
Exhibition : 17 October until 29 November 2014
Private View : Thursday 16 October, 6pm – 9pm
GV Art gallery, London, 49 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 6LY