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Immortels animalcules 2017

 

___Inside our intestine are bacteria that are at least 15 million years old. of the Scientists have studied fossil excrement around the world (Hinds Cabes, caves Located in the United States of 8000 years, Rio Zape in Mexico of 1600 years, in Caserones in Chile of 1400 years; The stomach of the 5300-year-old Ötzi mummy dated the prehistoric migratory movements between The Middle East and Europe) .`

It turns out that men living in industrialized countries would have lost Some of the bacteria still present in those of Africans, Malawians, gorillas and chimpanzees. The evolution of diets and the use of antibiotics change. "Immortels animalcules" is an attempt to reconstruct the microbiome of a Prehistoric man. I want to recreate on an enlarged scale a sample of bacteria with wool hushed.

The methodology is inspired by the production of a model of a lost house, a temple. It's like an open-air culture outside the lab. The material, the volume make it possible to approach The hairiness of the bacteria. The relation between diet and "archeology of life" is intelligent and intriguing. Art can have a part in the research of archeology. Contemporary creation invites us to question Our perception and our knowledge of the representations of the societies of yore. It is also an invitation For archaeologists to take an interest in the practices of creators to question their method investigation. If artistic interventions increase very little knowledge, they question the relation to the past. This is another way of seeing the evolution of bacteria.

"The Neanderthal man would have been a Eco-friendly ". What Marcel Otte, a Paleoanthropologist, says, is interested in comparing our Modern agriculture. What is the most responsible? The closest to nature? Bacteria Are indicators of the evolution of our agriculture, our health. Those are living fossils, resistant.

Thanks to Vincent Mialocq, Marie Labat, her family and Christophe

 

Felted wool, ropes, chicken wire mesh, Shapes ranging from 50cm to 190cm

 

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