It is maybe somewhat unusual to critique a student exhibition, but Fiction-Science—Buvard et Pichet revealed a pleasant surprise with the discovery of the work of scientist/ artist Samuel Étienne that begs for sharing. The small exhibition at the Artothèque ESADHaR in Le Havre is the (preliminary) result of an art and science seminar that was organized for the first time during the past year. This seminar is the brainchild of artist Dominique De Beir and art historian Tania Vladova, who invited geomorphologist Samuel Étienne as a collaborator. Étienne specializes in the erosion of landscapes and more specifically that of the littoral. He has collaborated with De Beir since 2018 on several of her art projects, for which she chisels away at all kinds of materials such as polystyrene, with a clear resemblance to natural erosion processes. Étienne points for instance to the resemblance of her work to several eroded landscapes,...
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December 22 2021
Fiction-Science—Buvard et Pichet
FICTION-SCIENCE—BUVARD ET PICHETby
Le Havre, France. 20 May–26 June
Online Issn: 1530-9282
Print Issn: 0024-094X
Leonardo (2021) 54 (6): 705–706.
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Edith Doove; Fiction-Science—Buvard et Pichet. Leonardo 2021; 54 (6): 705–706. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_r_02164
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