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Noémie Goudal

Below The Deep South

Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris

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Artist
Noémie Goudal
Title
Below The Deep South
Year
2021
Duration
7 min

Below The Deep South shows a green jungle, several photographs arranged in successive backgrounds, playing with scales and depth and causing an optical illusion. Little by little, a fire destroys and disintegrates the scenery, forming a new landscape every second. A gap thus occurs between the set, resulting from human production which decomposes, and the hallucinatory vision of the wild landscape of a primary jungle.

Noémie Goudal’s Les Mécaniques project is inspired by recent discoveries that have been made in Antarctica. Through deep drilling, the scientist’s team was able to find a pollen fossil and the existence of a coal deposit. This discovery introduces the enigma of an immense, potentially tropical forest located in this territory. Here, the artist questions the perpetual movements of our actual landscape and particularly the evolution and transformation of a space which, over millions of years, oscillated between ice and tropics.

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