Coral reef – Last specimens series

Started in 2016 and developed over the course of residencies and exhibitions, the installation today takes the form of a large textile coral reef several meters across. Lace, wool and various recovered fabrics are patiently assembled, creating a reef in shades of beige and white. Coral bleaching – synonymous with their decline and near death – is a phenomenon that results from numerous human excesses, it is the warning cry of these animals in distress. The artist transposes this urgency into the exhibition space and urges us to take our responsibilities. Different cultural action residencies have allowed children, the elderly and citizens to accompany Aude Bourgine in her creative times, to invest alongside her in the defense of these founding species.