The landscape is invaded by a giant octopus.
It represents a flux of planes which normally pass by unnoticed. At once threatening and burlesque. Do we believe in it? Does it frighten us?
Millennia ago, a mythical sea monster known as Kraken described in Scandinavian legends, sunk ships and devoured sailors. Here, it re-emerges in our superabundant, hyper-connected world to signify in material form a constant process of densification and acceleration.
From shapes there emerges a flow of digital images superimposed on silver print photography with a very pronounced grain.
Here, 6 hours of plane flow is visible : no one is missing. They take off and land on the same runway of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport.
This frescoe poses questions about our collective desire to defy time. Are we the ones who create these flows, or are we caught up in forces we are no longer able to control?
Ironically, the current pandemic (Covid-19) has abruptly reduced air traffic. This in turn renews the question of our control of flows, but in the opposite direction this time, slowing it down. Which then questions our relationship to time.
Is this a temporary or a lasting change? Only the future will tell. Will these new Kraken drown Humanity, like they did sailors all that time ago in the Scandinavian legends?