Anaïs Tondeur

Photographer of the Photo4Food Foundation at the 2020 contact sheets festival

Anais Tondeur
Anaïs Tondeur

Guest of the Photo4Food Foundation at the 2020 Contact Plates festival

487 nm or the chromatic state of the sea
At noon, for seven days, Anaïs Tondeur took a photograph of the sea fixing the meeting point between the horizon line and the Greenwich meridian.
By attempting to capture the chromatic field of the sea through a long exposure. This protocol, repeated every year, invites us to pay our attention to phytoplankton, which give Norman waters 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 climate change, palpable on the very palette of colors of the sea.

Anaïs Tondeur was born in 1985, lives and works in Paris. In an approach rooted in ecological thought, she develops a practice of the image by which she questions our ecocidal anchoring in the history of the earth and searches for other conditions of being-in-the-world. Anaïs Tondeur was artist in residence at Chantiers Partagés (Le Centquatre, SGP, 2019), Artlink (Ireland, 2019), Musée des Arts et Métiers (2018-17), CNES (2016), Laboratory of Sustainable Culture (Domaine de Chamarande, 2015-16), National Museum of Natural History, (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 Mention of Honor, Ars Electronica (2019), she has presented and exhibited her work in international institutions such as the Center 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).


The Photo4Food Foundation's mission is to finance meals for the most disadvantaged through the sale of art photos taken by young artists, and the reception of donations from the public. These artists donated some of their works for the benefit of the foundation. The foundation, to thank and encourage them, also promotes their work to a large community of enthusiasts and buyers, in particular by organizing exhibitions of the main works.

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

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


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