Sylvie Salmon & Valérie Ferchaud

A meeting with two passionate artists, eager to immerse themselves in the world of research on the deep seabed, took place in 2021 with researchers from Ifremer. It was quickly decided that residencies offering privileged dialogue with research stakeholders were essential for them to take ownership of our scientific approaches and questions. During their two stays in the BEEP and GEOCEAN laboratories at Ifremer in 2022, the artists met more than twenty researchers, technicians, engineers and students who work on deep sea ecosystems and shared their passions. The exhibition brings a different and poetic look at this world that is still little-known and yet threatened by the exploitation of its resources, whether energy, biological or mineral.

Jozée Sarrazin (Chercheure en écologie benthique)