Exhibition “Abyss: where life invents itself”

A meeting with two passionate artists -Sylvie Salmon and Valérie Ferchaud- eager to immerse themselves in the world of research on the deep seabed, took place in 2021 with Jozée Sarrazin, researcher at Ifremer. It was quickly decided that residencies offering privileged dialogue with research stakeholders were essential for them to take ownership of our scientific approaches and questions. During their two passages in the BEEP and GEOCEAN laboratories at Ifremer in 2022, the artists met more than twenty researchers, technicians, engineers and students who work on deep sea ecosystems and shared their passions. The exhibition called “Abyss: where life invents itself” brings a different and poetic look at this world that is still little-known and yet threatened by the exploitation of its resources, whether energy, biological or mineral.

The exhibition first took place during the Ressac Festival in Brest from March 19th to March 23rd 2024. A micro-conference on deep-sea ecosystems and their resources was given by J. Sarrazin March 21st. The exhibition was then moved to another site near Brest and will be on display until April 25th 2024.