This is an uncommon fashion to raise awareness about environmental issues... For the 20th edition of the White Night taking place on Saturday October 2, 2021, and as part of Photoclimat, the place de la Bastille welcomes an installation by artist Jérémy Gobé, Corail Artefact, all night long.
This is a knitted modelization of a coral called "Grooved Brain Coral" (or Diploria labyrinthiformis for its scientific name), made in partnership with the Atelier Maille Emma. A project the artist has been working on since late 2017 mixing art, science, industry and education to save the coral reefs.
Accompanied by his associate Claire Durand-Ruel as well as his partners, Jérémy Gobé develops "regeneation supports for lace reefs, an eco-friendly concrete to rebuilt now-gone reefs, a collection of aquariological eco-friendly tools, biopolymer contents to replace plastics as well as contents raising awareness and teaching people".
The installation displayed on the occasion enables curious people and passersby to "discover this oh-so special coral and notice we can now create monumental works of art while respecting nature." A piece of work made of fibers including less than one per cent of polyamide, wood and recycled tires.
This installation is also the occasion for the artist to "make the bond between the disappearance of the coral fabric and the industrial textile tissu in France and tell the audience what it implies today on an economic, social and environmental level".
Dates and Opening Time
From 2 October 2021 to 3 October 2021
Place de la Bastille
75011 Paris 11