Stefane Perraud

Born in 1975. Lives and works in Paris.
Graduated from Decorative Arts in Paris.

These engravings bring together more than twenty underwater landscapes collected from satellite photographs. The inaccessibility and invisibility of these volcanoes of very high negative altitudes (more than 4000 meters), but which do not appear on the surface of the water, force one to dream ... while we know the surface of the moon better than the bottom of the oceans. For example, Tamu located off Guyana, one of the largest volcanoes in the solar system after Olympus Mons on Mars, was not discovered until 2013.
The laser engravings perforate the paper with micro holes allowing light to pass through like lace. LED panels arranged at the back of the sheet broadcast a video stream making the engravings vibrate in places, as if they were animated with a delicate vitality. Each engraving is accompanied by a text that tells about a specific event related to the volcano. A secret and complex universe is thus revealed which puts cartography back into a romantic, exotic and sometimes naturalistic imagination.