an art-sciences-industry-education project

to save the coral reefs.

on the left is the coral pattern montastrea carvernosa, to the right of the point-of-mind lace (seen under a microscope).

coral and spirit stitch

At the end of summer 2017, the artist was invited by the Lyon association Hs-Projets * to participate in the 2018 Clermont edition of the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles. He chose to draw inspiration from traditional know-how from the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region: the spirit stitch, traditional bobbin lace pattern from Puy-en-Velay.

* The purpose of the HS Projets association is to promote the exchange of ideas, know-how and experiences on questions relating to heritage, contemporary creation and extra-European cultural dynamics, as well as international mobility by stimulating the circulation of heritage objects, artists, creators, professionals and researchers from outside Europe.

and if lace Puy-en-Velay could help save the corals?

art, sciences, industry and education

With his intuition and guided by his societal approach to art, the artist Jérémy Gobé imagines the Corail Artefact project: a global solution - art, science, industry and education - the objective being to fight against the disappearance of corals. To do this, it creates an endowment fund and a company in order to develop research (artistic, scientific and industrial) and awareness-raising actions (with schoolchildren and the general public) of the project..

take inspiration from nature to respond to our contemporary issues.

climate emergency

Coral reefs and barriers span more than 150,000 kilometers of coastline in more than 100 countries and territories. The largest and best known of these formations, the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, extends over some 2000 km. Coral reefs dramatically reduce damage from storms and hurricanes, as well as absorb the devastating energy of tsunamis. Without this, some atoll countries, such as the Maldives, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands, would no longer exist. Like forests, coral reefs are great CO2 sensors. They are home to 25% of marine biodiversity. If we do not act urgently to reduce the effects of global warming, pollution, overfishing and other threats, those organisms where life is prosperous will disappear.

30 %

of the Great Barrier Reef
disappeared in 2016

60 %

coral reefs are
directly threatened by human activities

100 %

corals will be gone
by 2050