Brussels, La Part du Feu gallery
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma, classified as a category 5 hurricane, was approaching the West Indies. Webcam footage broadcast live on the net allows thousands of people to follow the storm's progress and exchange information via youtube chat. On the images of the port of Gustavia on the island of Saint-Barthélémy, a palm tree is waving on the right of the screen. Internet users named it Hector, created a Twitter account for it and made it a symbol of resistance. The international press reports on the hero.
From the web video, tweet extracts and pages from Homer's Iliad, I produced a series of transfers and washes which took the final form of an installation of paintings on paper and objects.
An edition was then designed from this material. It documents the project : primitive press