Rocking landscapes


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Rocking landscapes is the idea of linking landscapes together to form new landscapes – or itineraries, journeys – from images filmed here and elsewhere. Coastlines, seas and oceans, seawalls and daily life become entangled, removing any stigma and giving way to a collective imagination.
Rocking landscapes, at the Maison de Grave on the Atlantic coast, is the first stage in a work that will extend to the Coromandel coast, in Pondicherry.

Rocking landscapes / Maison de Grave
Multi-channel video installation
11′ looped

Multi-dimensional and multi-channel video editing created from a collection of landscapes, images taken in situ and texts by Sophie Poirier: Atlantic coast from Le Verdon to the Basque Country, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean in Casablanca, Bay of Bengal in India, Aegean Sea, Gulf of Panama in the Pacific Ocean…
The Maison de Grave in Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France, was created in the 19th century to preserve the coastline. Due to its location, it is a reference and resource site for observation and scientific research.

This project was supported by the Conservatoire du Littoral and the Gironde Department.

Installation view, from 24 June to 30 August 2023 at the Maison de Grave, Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France