Aux abords de la vallée
Like Perseus ages ago in pursuit of the Gorgon Medusa on the borders of Oceanus, Stéfane Perraud hasn’t returned empty-handed from his second expedition to Isotopia, a rocky and glacial Arctic island, which is incised from the Southwest to the Northeast by a narrow and crystalline valley known as Stability. The latter has notably been the object of numerous studies within the field of nuclear physics. Although very few researchers have actually dwelled on it, even less have ventured into the craggy and way more inhospitable heights that emerge from an electrifying blue mist on both sides of the valley. These wild reserves, where abnormally high levels of radioactivity have been recorded, abound with unstable isotopes, which are all the more redoubtable, as they are barely perceptible.
extract from a text by Violaine Boutet de Monvel
Exposition à la Galerie de Roussan, mai-juillet 2015
Photographie Jean-baptiste Labrune