Coral reef – Last specimens series

Started in 2016 and developed over the course of residencies and exhibitions, the installation now takes the form of a large textile coral reef several meters wide. Laces, wools and various recovered fabrics are assembled with patience, thus creating a reef with shades of beige and white. The bleaching of corals – synonymous with their decline, near death – is a phenomenon that results from many human excesses, it is the cry of alarm of these animals in distress. The artist transposes this urgency into the exhibition space and urges us to understand and take responsibility. Different residences for cultural actions have enabled children, the elderly, citizens, to accompany Aude Bourgine in her creative time, to invest alongside her in the defense of our biodiversity.