An art-science-industry-education project to save the coral reefs.
What if the lace of Puy-en-Velay could help save the corals?
At the end of summer 2017, the artist was invited by the Lyon-based association HS-Projets to participate in the 2018 Clermont-Ferrand edition of the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles. The HS-Projets association aims to promote the exchange of ideas, know-how and experiences on issues related to heritage, contemporary creation and extra-European cultural dynamics, as well as international mobility by stimulating the circulation of heritage objects, artists, creators, professionals and researchers from outside Europe. To respond to this invitation, Jérémy Gobé chose to draw inspiration from a traditional skill of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region: the point d'esprit, a traditional bobbin lace pattern from Puy-en-Velay. This motif, created more than 400 years ago, is very similar to the design of one of the coral skeletons that he uses in his artistic experiments.