"Think global, act local" René Dubos, ecologist.
the coal reefs
lace as support
Jérémy Gobé and his partners continued between March 2018 and the end of 2019 a first research protocol in the laboratories of the National Museum of Natural History within the Joint Research Unit MCAM (Communication Molecules and Adaptation of Microorganisms) and at the Tropical Aquarium, Palais de la Porte Dorée. According to the sketches of Jérémy Gobé, different lace stitches are tested. The first tests indicate that cotton lace, based on biodegradable vegetable fibers, is a potential substrate for the fixation of coral and the recruitment of its larvae which must be improved, especially in terms of yield, so that it competes with existing polluting supports (plastics, concrete, ...). These results lead us to continue the development of 2.0 lace, inspired by Point d'Esprit lace, to integrate new technologies and to propose other bio-sourced fibers to be identified locally for tests in reef conditions.
By himself, concrete is responsible for 5% of global annual CO2 emissions. Dynamite fishing has destroyed many reefs. The sand used in construction materials is often taken from the seabed and on the coastlines, accentuating the degradation of the whole and favoring the rise of water. Jérémy Gobé and his partners develop ecological, buildable and submersible materials in order to create a support allowing the coral to regenerate where it was destroyed.
Using innovative materials, develop a global solution to restore coral reefs around the world: protect impacted areas (creation of marine protected reserves), study reefs using new technologies ( 3D scan, photogrammetry, etc.), identify and enhance local resources (plant fibers, organic industrial waste, etc.), implement our workshops to locally produce our materials and create jobs, in short: deploy our technologies on territories to restore by fixing populations and reducing the carbon footprint.
In France, we use 25 million plastic bottles every day. These containers are for single use; only a small part is recyclable. The rest is either buried or dumped in our oceans. The degradation in nature is slow, rejects toxic particles, endocrine disruptors and many harmful elements for our environment. To produce endless matter is an economic and ecological nonsense; on the other hand by degrading, the plastic creates a toxic layer that is deposited on the reefs, which amplifies the phenomenon. The whole contributes to the acceleration of global warming. Coral Artefact offers an ecological alternative to plastic objects, thanks to PLA, a material based on corn, sugar beet or sugar cane. Although it looks like plastic, it is unlike him entirely bio-sourced, industrially compostable, reusable and certified without GMO.
Short-term reduction and long-term replacement of plastic objects with objects made of natural and compostable materials.
Beyond the concrete actions carried out by Corail Artefact in favor of the coral reefs, to transmit to the greatest number is an essential stake.
Conferences: Jérémy Gobé participates and organizes many events where he shares the adventure Corail Artefact (Cop 24, high-level symposium / Ministry of ecological transition, Sorbonne, Hec, etc.).
Application in Virtual Reality: the artist has made an application for VR helmet that immerses the viewer in a coral reef and in his artistic universe.
Children Ambassadors: in collaboration with HS_Projets and the city of Clermont-Ferrand, CE2 children from a school in priority education zone participate in an awareness program: exchanges with the artist, aquarium visit, creations inspired by corals and ecology, etc.
With the support of
Eye Art Fondation / eyeartfoundation.org
DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes / culture.gouv.fr
Clérmont Auvergne Métropôle / clermontmetropole.eu
Coral Artefact is born of an artistic impulse. Art is a powerful vector of social bond. The artist Jérémy Gobé creates throughout the project works that illustrate the philosophy of it.
He also puts his knowledge at the service of other artistic projects (study of projects, realization of works, events, etc.).
Raise awareness of the issues related to corals and our environment by developing a mediation action through exhibitions, events, conferences, school projects, etc.