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6 glass jars containing stones from 5 continents and deciduous teeth, each jar with 22 cm height, 13 cm diameter and interconnected by a chain surrounding a hive straw, placed on a bridge table ; dimensions 103 x H 77 x L 77 h

 

Originally, the 5 continents were assembled just to form one: Pangea. Then, plate tectonics had caused their separation and removal, that goes on.

 

Today, our multipolar world has never been so interdependent (migration, financial, goods, information, global environmental impacts). This is the concept of polder world, developed by Jared Diamond in his famous book "Collapse".

 

In the future, will the world be empty of man as this hive? The goal of humanity is development, at least for increasing life expectancy. However, the number of children per woman decreases with increasing development. It decreases to be less than two; therefore, the children no longer replace the previous generation, humanity would be condemned to disappear because of development humanity created...

 

Jars and hive are laid on a bridge table, global financial games have taken so much on our systems. Yet the future of humanity will depend on the values ​​that men would like to defend.

 

Glass jars contain stones instead of food; stones and life are born soils, substrate essential for agricultural production, to our diet. The floors are not renewable on a human scale: we must take great care, because on the bare rock, released by erosion, nothing grows.

 

When you walk around the world, the stones are the common link because everywhere the same geological families are as fauna, flora, language, culture can be so different. A diversity to preserve on a common substrate.

 

All the world's children lose their milk teeth. All the milk teeth are similar, regardless of the color of the skin of children.

 

The geology and the human race are constants.

 

Never in its history, man has received so many images, so much information. But digital is so perishable that all this production, there will be nothing. Is that why we want to fill our homes, our hearts and our lives, objects, gods and others?

 

A hive of straw (traditional model), empty, testament to the memory will leave men.

 

Moreover, "if the bee disappeared from the surface of the earth, man would have only four years to live", attributed to Einstein (who would have delivered 40 years after his death ...).

To go to the physics field, between the star and its planets, between the nucleus and electrons between atoms of a molecule, everything is empty.

 

But the Earth has seen other: marine fossils at the top of the Himalayas, the sea once in the Paris basin ... etc. It will survive long after us. This is not an ecological concern that inspire us but rather an effort to egology face threats to mankind and created by itself.