Forlane 6 Studio is composed by a young french creative duo living in Greece on Poros Island. Hortense Le Calvez is a visual artist and Mathieu Goussin a mechanical engineer also working as a sailor the merchant navy. Forlane 6 is the name
of their beloved sailing boat, used as a floating workshop to explore the surprising perspectives the marine milieu can bring to sculptural projects. Their practice explores themes of environmental dystopia, eco-anxiety and the anthropocene.
This year we renew our partnership with Giannis Kitsos, Hydra Dive Center and Enalion Restaurant and we are installing new wood sculptures below the water off Vlychos Beach.
Disoriented is a sunken exhibition that swimmers and divers can literally experience from the surface or in depth. The installation comprises nine large black and white wood sculptures of palm trees suspended in mid-water between a depth of 2 to 6 meters.
This year’s irrational aquatic fiction, Disoriented, imagines a story of seed migration.
The coconut palm species is an extraordinary sailor able to drift above the ocean during many months waiting to encounter a piece of land to grow onto. Palm trees rising, on previously barren islands, are often the result of such voyage. Which form could this resilient plant take, confronted to a world with higher sea levels and disappearing atolls? Unable to reach any land, could the leaves take a downward direction and mimics the behavior of the crinoid feather starfish? The work dreams an encounter between the two species caught in an aimless storm and moody currents.
It is beyond reason to anticipate how creatures might evolve while facing environmental changes. The installation addresses the issues of climate change from an emotional perspective acknowledging the difficulty to face the paradoxical movements of our times heading into countless directions.
Also, from the 10th of July, we will be shooting the installation with a famous French free-diver photographer and a startup company that does unique wetsuits. Click this link to see the work of Alex Voyer