State of the World, Sculptures

"In this very particular moment in our history, I wanted to be able to embody humanity in its entirety; to be able to crystallize the infinitely large and complex in objects. The terrestrial globe had this magical power to finally render the Earth visualizable and tangible, so we could hold it in our hands." ML
The 2020 global pandemic crisis has reintroduced into our consciousness a feeling of fragility and transience of life.From Europe to Asia or from America to Africa, the world has never reacted so synchronously to the possibility of death. State of The World is a freeze frame of all living humans today in over 140 countries, illustrated in a collection of anodized aluminum works that arise from three dimensional populational pyramid of different countries. Past, present and future evidence of the fate of world populations, those black spinned silhouettes owe their almost primitive and yet decorative shapes to demographic data provided by United Nations. Depending on the country, major events like wars or baby booms can be read and touched, but also globally, can be identified economic or sanitary development or, at different times, unstable balance between populations of retired and young people. State of the World is also a way to remind you that you are still alive and you are part of a story bigger than you !