“Heat waves, floods, tornadoes, advancing of deserts… The disasters that populate our imagination and make us shiver with pleasure in science fiction scenarios are increasingly intruding into our reality. This series “New waves” is born out of this sense of confusion about how is treated the climate change issues and the various fears it raises. Many of us still find it hard to believe certain alarmist discourses that fail to really change our habits and priorities.
My artistic work has always been an opportunity to explore another place, apart, the one of fiction, with all that it implies of doubts, imperfections and contradictions. In an era where art is used to educate, I like the idea of an independent and cluttered space where pleasures and fears are expressed without judgments or hierarchy.”
– Raphaël Neal