Coral reef

Begun in 2016 and developed over the course of residences and exhibitions, the installation now takes the form of a large barrier of embroidered coral several meters in span. Laces, wool and various recovered fabrics are assembled in a slow work of goldsmithing, thus making a reef with shades of beige and white. The bleaching of corals – synonymous with their decline, of a near death – is a phenomenon which results from many human drifts, it is the warning cry of these animals in distress. The artist translates this urgency into the exhibition space and urges us to understand and take responsibility. Different residences of cultural actions have enabled children, the elderly, citizens, to accompany Aude Bourgine in his creation times, to invest alongside him in the defense of our biodiversity.