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 give life to soils, essential for agricultural production and our life. The soils are not renewable in human scale: we must take great care of them, because on the bare rock, released by erosion, nothing grows.


When you travel around the world, the stones are the common link: everywhere the same geological families are unlike fauna, flora, language, culture which can be so different. Diversity on a common substratum.


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


Geology and humanity are constant.


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


A hive of straw (traditional model), empty, witnesses the memory that will be left by men.


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

Staying in the physics, note that everything is empty between the star and its planets, between the nucleus and electrons, between atoms of a molecule.


But the planet Earth had been enduring other disasters: marine fossils at the top of the Himalayas, the sea once in the Paris basin, etc. Earth will survive long after us. This is not an ecological concern that inspires us but rather a feeling of egology in front of threats against mankind and created by mankind.