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Triennale Art
& Dunkerque
Triennale Art & Industrie Dunkerque Hauts–de–France

Lieu : Pavillon Fourmarier

Pavillon Fourmarier, Avenue des Thermes, 78 bis à 4050 Chaudfontaine, Belgique

September 17, 2023 @ 10h00 January 14, 2024 @ 17h00

In 2022, rainwater around the world was declared unfit for human consumption. In raindrops falling across the planet, from Tibet to Antarctica, scientists have found dangerous levels of PFAS, synthetic chemicals known as “forever chemicals”. Each PFAS molecule is a long chain of carbon and fluorine whose chemical bonds are so strong that they cannot be broken by any natural substance, allowing them to resist decomposition indefinitely.

Adina Ionescu-Muscel is exhibiting Forever chemicals. This installation captures raindrops using materials coated with cyanotype and a layer of fluorescent acrylic emulsion. Each drop that falls on the cyanotype reveals parts of the fluorescent acrylic emulsion underneath. The traces left by the rain are activated when the natural light disappears: in the dark, the fluorescent signs form an arrangement that calls for our attention and falls somewhere between cartography and computer graphics.

In collaboration with : Festival des 5 saisons