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.
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