Alta Marea
Per il suo spettacolo High Tide, che è stato esposto di recente al Centre Pompidou, Humeau ha scolpito una collezione di mammiferi marini futuristici e ha iniziato a immaginare come potrebbero suonare se potessero raccontare narrazioni complesse. Con clic e fischi meccanici, simili a quelli di balene e delfini, le creazioni di Humeau raccontano una grande alluvione, un diluvio apocalittico che ha scatenato la nascita della loro cultura. “Queste inondazioni”, spiega, “potrebbero essere la conseguenza del cambiamento climatico, dell’innalzamento degli oceani e dell’aria che diventa tossica. Forse la grande alluvione siamo davvero noi. In quanto esseri umani, siamo il diluvio “.

Marshmallow Laser Feast

The tides within us
‘The Tides Within Us’ explores the journey of oxygen from the lungs to the heart and body in a series of installations that echo the ecosystems within nature using medical imaging technology.

Marguerite Humeau

High Tide
For her show High Tide, which was most recently exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Humeau sculptured a collection of futuristic marine mammals and set about imagining what they might sound like if they could recount complex narratives. With mechanical clicks and whistles, similar to those made by whales and dolphins, Humeau’s creations tell of a great flood – an apocalyptic deluge that sparked the birth of their culture. “These floods”, she explains, “might be the consequence of climate change and rising oceans and the air becoming toxic. Maybe the great flood is actually us. As humans, we are the flood.”


This Flip-Discs artwork visualizes the real-time ebb-and-flow of the tides on a specific coast somewhere in the world. The speed, direction, and swell height are all represented in how the piece moves. As one walks up to the piece, their image is reflected back. The contrast of their image changes based on the state of the current tide.