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

Degrade d'un charte chaleur

From 10 June 2023
To 14 January 2024


Energy and consciousness

A new collective initiative in the Hauts-de-France region, in Dunkirk: a new art and design triennial in Europe.

With its multi-disciplinary approach, it invites us to reflect on the past, present and future of our relationship with industry through the eyes of artists, engineers, designers, graphic artists and architects.


Self-guided tours of Chaleur humaine are available during opening hours at Frac Grand Large – Hauts-de-France, LAAC and Halle AP2. Mediators are on hand to welcome you!



chaleur humaine's chapters

Chaleur humaine unfolds in 8 chapters at the FRAC and the LAAC.

The Sources of progress

This chapter of the exhibition surveys our relationship to energy sources, which have accumulated rather than replaced one another as we discovered and learned to optimise them. From solar and […]

Tireless Bodies

We inherited their conceptions of the body as a thermodynamic machine, which remain rooted in our culture today. The hybrid beings depicted by Edmund Alleyn and Erró, like Sci-Fi cyborgs […]

Human resources

This section proposes to return to the literal meaning of the expression to glean a better understanding of the resources unique to humans, from cognitive power to the individual and […]


Bags, watches, trains and trucks are seen as miracles which deserve to be elevated to decorative status, as in the work of Helen Marten and Caroline Achaintre. For Chris Burden, […]

Beating time

Daylight Savings Time, implemented in 1976, is one such measure we have inherited. Agathe Berthaux Weil performs its origin story and presents mnemonic devices that can help us remember which […]

Species of spaces

The works on display reveal, interpret, fantasise as well as reform these spaces.  The utopia of harmonious cohabitation between landscape and human activity, or a relay between industry and nature, […]

Vanities, gratuitousness, sublimation

Gina Pane has deflected rays of sunlight, Lilian Lijn has experimented with light’s kinetic energy, and Lisa Ouakil has turned industrial infrastructures into flamboyant abstract landscapes. Others, like Julie Freeman, […]

Sisters in the system 

While Simone Prouvé spent her whole career experimenting with the physical properties of thread, combining natural, synthetic and metallic materials, Ève Gabriel Chabanon has been growing mycelium, the root-like structures […]