Anaïs Tondeur

Photographer of the Photo4Food Foundation at the 2020 Contact Boards Festival

Anais Tondeur
Anaïs Tondeur

Guest of the Photo4Food Foundation at the 2020 Contact Boards Festival

487 nm or the chromatic state of the sea
At noon, during seven days, Anaïs Tondeur realized a photograph of the sea fixing the meeting point between the horizon line and the meridian of Greenwich.
Trying to capture by a long exposure, the chromatic field of the sea. This protocol, repeated every year, invites us to pay attention to phytoplankton, which give the waters of Normandy their shades of green. However, with the modifications of their habitats, these micro-organisms tend to migrate towards the North making the waters bluer and less rich. These photographs thus become witnesses of the evolution of the climate change, palpable on the palette of the colors of the sea.

Anaïs Tondeur was born in 1985 and lives and works in Paris. In an approach rooted in ecological thinking, she develops a practice of the image through which she questions our ecocidal anchoring in the history of the earth and seeks other conditions of being-in-the-world. Anaïs Tondeur has been an artist in residence at Chantiers Partagés (Le Centquatre, SGP, 2019), Artlink (Ireland, 2019), Musée des Arts et Métiers (2018-17), CNES (2016), Laboratoire de la Culture Durable (Domaine de Chamarande, 2015-16), Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (COP 21, 2015) and at La Chaire Arts & Sciences (Ecole Polytechnique, 2015-13). A graduate of Central Saint Martin (2008) and the Royal College of Arts (2010) in London and recipient of the Cyber Arts Honorable Mention, Ars Electronica (2019), she has presented and exhibited her work in international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Serpentines Galleries (London), Bozar (Brussels), Biennale Di Venezia, Pavillon Français, (Lieux Infinis), Houston Center of Photography (United States), or Nam June Paik Art Center (Seoul).

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The Photo4Food Foundation's mission is to fund meals for the underprivileged through the sale of art photographs by young artists and through donations from the public. These artists have donated some of their works to the foundation. To thank and encourage them, the foundation promotes their work to a large community of enthusiasts and buyers, notably by organizing exhibitions of their main works. www.fondationphoto4food.com

Auction: October 23, 2020 - Salle des fêtes - 118 ter, Avenue de la République. 

Exhibition from October 17 to January 3, 2020 - On the beach in Deauville, in front of the Point de vue. 

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