Relics of an eloquent silence

The slender bodies, against the current,

From native lands to deep waters

Gripped by the ardor of the incessant tides,

Where the steep engulfs the refuge boats

Borders in peril,

The vessels carry the icy blood.

“Ghost Shipwrecks”

The livid dread crystallizes

In memory of abandoned souls in exile

Here stands a tomb

Submerged in existences spent in survival.

Humanity. Beings. Living.

Exceedingly, perishing on the same sphere.

Under the waters, from pits to shores,

Limestone bones and symbiotic debris

Exposes the bleaching distress of coral reefs.

These ancestral buildings are collapsing in shock waves

Vertiginous surge of ecosystem disappearances.

Our branched lives with similar remains,

The union fixed in the depths of our entrails.

Red is the revived alarm.

The otherness embraced

Rise out of the abyss in a primordial flow

Short breaths transmuted into polyphonic clamor

Vibrating the universal Brotherhood.

Installation designed for the Natural History Museum of Rouen, 2022-2023, textile and recycled materials.

Crédits Aude Bourgine – Pictures Fred Margueron