Lost in Fathoms by Anaïs Tondeur

Till Saturday 29 November 2014
11.00am-6.00pm
Tuesday-Saturday

GV Art Gallery
Chiltern Street
London W1U 6LY

Suitable for:
Ages 14+

Event description

GV Art presents Lost in Fathoms, a solo show by French artist Anaïs Tondeur developed in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz (CNRS, France). This show presents a series of installations and shadow graphic images created around a narrative that challenges our perception of oceanic and geologic time scales and human’s impact on the environment.

In 2012, at the very point where two continents collided, the island of Nuuk disappeared without trace. At the same time, in Brisbane, the 34th International Geological Congress advanced a new era – the Anthropocene: an age where mankind has become a global telluric force.

Was the disappearance of Nuuk island a one-off or a direct consequence of the emergence of the Anthropocene? The research involved the oceanographic international community as well as scientists from the hydrodynamics and geophysical fluids laboratories of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Superieure (FR), and Cambridge University (UK), this project sets out to investigate the causes involved in the disappearance of the island.

This narrative has evolved from an expedition of the emergent part of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. It was developed during a one year artist-in-residence at the Hydrodynamics Laboratory, LadHyX (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France) continued during Summer School Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment in Cambridge, UK.

Artist profiles

Anaïs Tondeur is a visual artist who works and lives in Paris. She has been commissioned as an artist in residence at the Hydrodynamics laboratory (LadHyx, CNRS, Polytechnique School) (2014-2013, FR), Les 26 Couleurs in their Centre for New Media Arts (2013, FR), Audax Textiel Museum (2011, NL), the Cité Internationale de la dentelle (2011, FR). Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions in Paris and London and group exhibitions shown nationally and internationally. She graduated from the MA Mixed Media at Royal College of Art in 2010, after completing a BA (Hons) in Textiles at Central Saint Martins in 2008. Anaïs Tondeur is represented exclusively by GV Art gallery, London.

Jean-Marc Chomaz is Director of Research at the CNRS, Professor at École Polytechnique, Chair of the LaSIPS department of University Paris-Saclay and associate editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society, Churchill College and received the silver medal of CNRS and the Ampère price of the French Science Academy. In 1992, he co-founded the Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique and initiated art and science collaborations which have been shown in France and abroad.

GV Art gallery, London fosters meaningful dialogues between contemporary artists and scientists. As developments in art, science and technology are paving the way for new aesthetic sensibilities, GV Art aspires to catalyse the exchange of ideas on the developments and intersections between art and science.

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