AALTO-ANNEAUX (ENCYCLOPÉDIE UNIVERSALIS, TOME 1)
Materials: water, paper of volume 1 of the Encyclopedia Universalis (AALTO-ANNEAUX)
Tools: sieve in wood and metal mesh
Energy: human, electric
Size: 97 x 154 cm
Through getting interested in the paper cycle of the book industry, we realized the the plant source of paper was never mentioned. For exemple in Encyclopedia Universalis, authors, publishers, distributors and manufacturers of the paper are all credited, but it is never question of the forests that supplied the raw material of the paper. We wanted to fix this oversight by creating a trans-species artwork that in the way of a memorial, pays tribute to the forests that participated to the production of the Encyclopedia Universalis.