Stalagmite, water, Indian ink, 200 x 230 x 20 cm, 2021
Contained in a tray slightly raised from the ground, young stalagmites emerge from a dark expanse of water. These calcareous concretions, which are usually found in caves, were formed here by the infiltration of water through the thick construction of a blockhouse. In this abandoned concrete architecture, the successive rains of the last 80 years have insinuated themselves and loaded with mineral matter, slowly solidified into an active geological formation. These stalagmites make human and geological temporalities coincide here and make us witnesses of the movement of mineral matter.