Litosfera - PhMuseum

Litosfera

Alexandre CHAMELAT

2019

Spain; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

This series takes place just over 100 km from the Moroccan coast, on an volcanic archipelago in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. From Tenerife to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the discovery of this Hispanic territory is written through human, animal, plant and mineral encounters.

Basalt, Trachyte, Silica and other minerals support my footsteps within the Caldeiras and along the coastline, they offer every detail and let us imagine their old magmatic shapes. Surfers and shepherds face like Aeolus in the gusts of the trade winds, some catch their breath between two oceanic waves, others follow their centuries-old paths. The Calima, this hot and violent wind loaded with sand from the Sahara seems to petrify the vegetation, as a way to return to the lithosphere its earthly bark.

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