Film, colour, stereo, sound, 2:35

12min. 35sec.

De-extinction uses images of motion control cameras to capture a frozen moment. This moment of life, insects in the middle of copulating, was forever frozen in amber thousands of years ago, before humans even existed.

Amber comes from the slow transformation of the resin of a tree. It offers the possibility of navigating through time, with the film’s soundtrack stressing the idea of travel produced by camera movements. The artist immerses the viewer in the origins of the world and offers a unique temporal experience. In short, this is an act of memory for these organisms, over which time no longer has any control.

De-extinction echoes the artist's desire to "build situations that take place in reality [...], to work the space like an organism". This film was shown for the first time during the "Debout !" ("Stand Up!") show at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes in 2018.
  • Debout !

    Couvent des Jacobins