Nicolas Floc'h

Photographer and visual artist

January 17 - February 17 / May 15 - July 13, 2022

Nicolas Floc'h standing wearing glasses

Isabel Segovia

  • Visual Arts
  • Cities
  • New Orleans
  • Chicago
"Rivers, concentrates of history of peoples and civilizations, they become one of the main vectors of the diffusion of pollutants, a symbol of our excesses and our inverted relationship to the world." 
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The works of Nicolas Floc’h are regularly exhibited in France (Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) and abroad (Russia, Japan, Latin America). ROMA Publications/amsterdan published his monography, “Glaz,” in 2019, and “Invisible,” a work centered onthe underwater landscapes of the Calanques, in 2020. Also in 2020, GwinZega published his “Carnet de bord” (“Logbook”), a booklet detailing the first year of his current expedition to Brittany, Initium Maris.

 

My study of underwater landscapes and habitats, their productivity, and their role in the balance of ecosystems has led me to investigate the most fundamental of landscapes: water. The great water cycle involves constant evaporation from the surface of seas and continents. This atmospheric water irrigates the land and feeds the ice. As it flows, it becomes enriched with mineral salts, sediments, and organic matter; it seeps into the Earth’s crust and fertilizes rivers and oceans. This hydrographic network crosses territories, generates life, and is essential to the lives of human beings, while also having an ever-increasing impact on habitats. From watersheds to tributaries, from rivers to seas and oceans, these flowing bodies of water and their effects on the environment tell us many stories.

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In partnership with

fondation camargo
Camargo Foundation

Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), the Camargo Foundation fosters creativity, research, and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, scholars, and thinkers. Since 1971 Camargo has hosted nearly 1,000 individuals working in the arts and in humanities from all over the world. Located in Cassis, France, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers its residents both time and space in a supportive environment, giving them the freedom to think, create, and connect. 

 

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