Photography

Guillaume Bounaud : artiste en résidence sur tara

Guillaume Bounaud

Self-taught photographer and video maker Self-taught, he learned photography with a Nikkormat, a Japanese reflex camera, at the age of 15. Also interested in movies, he directed his first 16mm short film at the age of 18. He has since directed other short films, several documentaries, making-of and music videos. However, photography remains his main

François Aurat

A sailor and artist “My best experience on board Tara remains the 6-month circumnavigation of the Arctic Ocean (Tara Polar Circle) and the crossing of the Northwest and Northeast Passages with indescribable landscapes and a spectacular team.” François Aurat, deck officer aboard the schooner, fuels his passion for photography along Tara’s course across the ocean. His photographs reflect

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

A residence built around plastics Artist-in-residence from St Tropez (France) to Barcelona (Spain) “The proximity and conversations with Tara’s crew members, both sailors and scientists, made me understand more clearly the great fragility of the marine ecosystem and the alarming pollution in the Mediterranean. This sea is a political space that physically separates the African and

Katia Kameli : artiste en résidence sur tara

Katia Kameli

Hybrid cultures Katia will board Tara for the Algiers-Marseille crossing. Her position is that of hybridity, the “Third Space” which makes possible the emergence of other visions, directions and forms. This third space disrupts the stories that comprise it and puts them in a critical state. Therefore, it allows for rewriting and round trips between “History” and

Christian Sardet : artiste en résidence sur tara

Christian Sardet

Plankton Chronicles Christian Sardet sailed many times aboard the schooner Tara, occasionally with his son, Noé, multimedia director at Parafilms, Montreal. Already at  the age of 5, Noé was collecting plankton at Friday Harbor (USA) with his father. Together, Christian and Noé introduce us to spectacular marine creatures in the Plankton Chronicles, and organize exhibits

Stéphanie Januskiewicz: artiste en résidence sur tara

Stéphanie Januskiewicz

A universe between imaginary drawings and real images. “After a trans-Atlantic crossing, I wanted to put my know-how at the service of the environment. Meeting Tara was a real revelation. I want to help make their mission better known through my illustrations and  photographs, so I proposed to design a book for children. The idea

Nicolas Floc'h : artiste en résidence sur tara

Nicolas Floc’h

Artificial reefs & underwater landscapes At the crossroads of art and science, Nicolas Floc’h embarked aboard Tara between Tokyo and Keelung ((March 23 to April 28) to continue his reflection on the representation of habitats and the underwater environment. While aboard, he accompanied the scientists on all their dives and worked on his inventory of

Vincent Hilaire : artiste en résidence sur tara

Vincent Hilaire

Participating in maritime expeditions is like opening in situ the encyclopedia of life Vincent Hilaire accompanied the Tara Arctic, Tara Oceans and Tara Pacific expeditions as on-board correspondent, totalling almost two years aboard the schooner. “ Tara Arctic (the Arctic drift) is the greatest adventure I’ve ever experienced in my life. Just imagine: you fly

Portrait of Leslie Moquin

Leslie Moquin

Not yet night Aboard Tara, I went in search of the Green Ray: a physical phenomenon sometimes considered chimerical or even mystical. It appears as a green flash radiating across the horizon in the first seconds of sunrise or the last moments of sunset. The fierce flash didn’t show itself when I boarded, or at

Manon Lanjouère: artist-in-residence on Tara

Manon Lanjouère

Her artistic research is scientific and poetic Her work has been exhibited in France and abroad, notably at the Maison européenne de la photo-graphie (Paris); the Benaki Museum (Athens); HOSOO gallery during the Kyotography Festival (Kyoto); the Festival Photo Gacilly; la Fondazione Palazzo da Mosto pour Fotografia Europea (Italy). Her work also appears in private

Edson Macalini: artist-in-residence aboard Tara

Edson Macalini

Nauseous drawings in turbulent waters « This was my first time sailing. The Tara experience began even before embarkation and departure at sea. The educational action carried out in the port of Itajaí, Santa Catarina (Brazil) had the support of the Alliance Française of Florianópolis. We aimed to introduce visitors to scientific aspects of the

Lola Reboud : artiste en résidence sur tara

Lola Reboud

« The Colour of the Ocean » The encounter between an individual in relation to the place where she lives and  her relationship to the climate are the starting points of Lola’s work. By mixing  photographic wandering with a concern for documentary precision, at the edge of  current events, she tells stories where geography is

Mara G Haseltine

At the crossroads of art, technology and social change. A passion for the natural sciences is evident in the work of Mara G.Haseltine.  She is inspired by the microscopic world and even her most abstract sculptures are  enlargements of microscopic and even submicroscopic forms. Whenever possible,  she merges her art practice with scientific experiments and