The surface below the sea hosts enchanting worlds. Acting as a space for the unknown and the mysterious, the depths of the sea offers endless possibilities when it comes to exploration and the association with the unconscious part of our psyche.
Seemingly hostile to human presence, the underwater worlds are actually strongly influenced by human activity, hosting large quantities of forgotten artificial materials and objects. Forlane 6 is a duo project of two artists, Hortense Le Calvez and Mathieu Goussin,that intends to question and imagine how organic shapes cohabit when transformed and positioned in the context of a foreign space inaccessible to human life.
Objects are metamorphosed into artificial natures before being installed under the current of air or water, after which their buoyancy can be explored and re-imagined. Eerie and weirdly soothing and satisfying, the almost science fiction mise en scène is rendered effective through the contrast between fantastic worlds and familiar materials.
Forlane 6 Studio freezes aerial movements through photography and videos, blurring the edge between reality and fantasy. Referring to the post-human age and the frozen time frame of the deep sea, the Forlane 6 project gives an autonomous voice to the inanimate.
The man-made installations’ discourse mimics living creatures in a setting free from it, thus rendering the dichotomy between autonomous life and still life effective and challenging.
Mathieu and Hortense currently live and work on their forty years old sailing boat, Forlane 6, currently based in the Aegean Sea.
You can visit Forlane 6 website here: http://forlane6studio.com