Excursions lacustres

Marie Griesmar

For (re)connecting.earth (02) - Beyond Water, Marie Griesmar created Excursions lacustres, a trail of underwater sculptures designed for snorkelers and divers, who can follow this circuit offering a different perspective on the depths of Lake Geneva. The submerged section is made up of a number of terracotta sculptures representing elements of the lake's flora and fauna, installed at the bottom of the lake. These sculptures are linked by a rope so that visitors can find their way through this underwater maze even in poor visibility. To draw attention to the existence of this sculptural trail at the Bains des Pâquis, floats have been installed to indicate its presence. These markings raise questions about what's going on below the surface of the lake. The circuit is accessible by swimming, and bathers can visit the work directly in the water at the Bains des Pâquis.

▶ Artwork: Excursions lacustres, 2023, Set of six submerged sculptures, Variable dimensions

▶ Location: Bains des Pâquis

▶ Scientific collaboration: Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman

  • Excursions lacustres

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