Exhibition and show "Ils remontent le temps"

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The exhibition consists of images captured during several paleoclimatology sea campaigns in 2016 in both poles (Acclimate, Rockall-Mingulay and STEP). The scientific challenge of accessing climate archives and data allowing us to model past climate conditions coincides with our concerns about current disruptions. Artists and scientists cross their views on the same research subject and join forces to produce a robust and sensitive content.

This set invites to travel and to the imagination while questioning the links which exist between our intimate landscapes and the disorders of the World.

For this exhibition, the Laboratory of Planetology and Geosciences has joined the scientific research and artistic creation process Measuring the size of the world led by the theater Le Grain, the CEARC-UVSQ and the Marine Sciences for Society network by contributing elements illustrating their work.

The exhibition will be open to the public from April 9 to September 19, 2022 at the Natural History Museum of Nantes.

In parallel to the exhibition, electro-Antarctic stories will be presented, a travel diary in the howling fifties.

Going back in time is what scientists do when they embark for several weeks on oceanographic ships and search for sediment cores at a depth of several thousand meters in order to understand the evolution of climate.

For the artists who accompany them and share their daily life, it is also a journey of initiation and a philosophical reflection on the disorder of the world.



The show reflects the richness of these adventures. It attempts to represent interior and exterior landscapes through photographic and video projections, an intimate and emotional account of experiences, and electronic and acoustic sounds.

The performances will take place on April 9, July 2 and September 17, 2022 at the Natural History Museum of Nantes.

The project "Ils remontent le temps" is part of the scientific research and artistic creation program "Mesurer la taille du monde" which tries to answer the following question: faced with our feelings of powerlessness, witnesses of a world that seems to evolve in a deleterious way, what choices can we make?

> Partners and supporters : Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Nantes, Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géosciences, Région Pays de la Loire, the FEDER, Nantes Université, CNRS, Programme "Mesurer la taille du monde" (Le Grain, CEARC-UVSQ and Marine Sciences For Society), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, GEOPS Paris Sud, la Diagonale Paris-Saclay, l'Institut Polaire Paul Emile Victor, la Maison de la Fontaine, La Carène in Brest, le center culturel L'Armorica in Plouguerneau, Voyage à Nantes.


> Contact : Mary Elliot / mary.elliot@univ-nantes.fr