ABYSS: "Where life is invented”

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Le Hall de la BU Lettres et Sciences humaines - UBO - Brest

A meeting with two passionate artists, eager to immerse themselves in the world of research on the deep sea, took place in 2021 with researchers from Ifremer. It was quickly decided that residencies offering privileged dialogue with research actors were essential for them to appropriate the scientific approaches and questions. During their two stays within the BEEP and GEOCEAN laboratories in 2022, the artists met more than twenty researchers, technicians, engineers, and students who work on deep-sea ecosystems and shared their passions. The exhibition brings a different and poetic perspective on this still unknown yet threatened world, whether for the exploitation of its energy, biological, or mineral resources.

Opening: Friday, March 22nd at 12:30 PM

Hall of the Library of Arts and Humanities in Brest:
Mon - Thu: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • Sylvie Salmon, painter, draftsman.
  • Valérie Ferchaud, photographer, ceramist.
  • In collaboration with researchers, engineers, and students from the Unit of Biology and Ecology of Deep-Sea Ecosystems at Ifremer.


  • Ifremer, Unités de recherche BEEP et GEOCEAN
  • ISblue
  • Projet européen DEEP REST, BiodivRestore ERA-NET Cofund (GA N°101003777)
  • BU Lettres et Sciences Humaines
  • Challenger 150 
  • Océanopolis