I"Motus Meduza" will be paint until the end of the war, it will make a long panorama, like a never-ending... Read More
I"Motus Meduza" will be paint until the end of the war, it will make a long panorama, like a never-ending story of war and dream of freedom.
In today's environment, "Free Expression" takes on a serious dimension. In France, in Germany, in Europe, expressing yourself freely without censorship, without fear of reprisals, prison, death is a right. But the expression is not free for all. Already before Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, Russia was considered one of the most restrictive countries in the world when it comes to press freedom, but the situation has worsened. The Russian authorities make access to independent sites inaccessible, allow the media to broadcast only official statements and prohibit the use of words like "war" and "invasion". Since March 4, the law provides for up to 15 years in prison for any publication of "fake news" concerning the Russian army in particular. authorized to work on Russian territory) has been affected by these restrictions, as have other sites of the Russian-language editions of the BBC and Deutsche Welle (DW) accused of "disseminating information in violation of the law". All logically , I took on "Meduza" to integrate a very political dimension into my usual work on jellyfish and nature. Only the colors of Ukraine (blue and yellow) as well as gold and silver (for the idea of resources/wealth which usually cause conflict) are used. A vaporous landscape symbolizes the doubt that hovers over the future of Ukraine, but also corresponds to an image of the “rasputitsa” (seasonal phenomenon which sees the solid ground turn into formidable sticky mud for military vehicles). Ghosts of jellyfish float in this landscape, they are not bogged down, the expression - in this case independent information with here a reference to "Meduza" - must remain free. The tentacles - a synonym for connections, multiple information networks - form or continue through unreadable writing that hides in the landscape. The Kremlin likes to invent euphemisms to hide the obvious (special operation or cruel and inhuman war). How to sort between truth and lie, which sources can be legitimately considered reliable? Having access to accurate and independent information is a basic human right that should not be denied.