Nathalie Joffre





Les Tranchées... (2013-4)
2-channel, projection.11'40''. Color, sound.

Mixing fiction and documentary, Les Tranchées (The Trenches) explores the site of the «Tranchée de l'Espérance» ( «The Trench of hope») in Commentry, a small rural town in central France formally an important industrial site in the XIXth Century. Today a lake, The Trenches were open cast coal mines where numerous fossils could be found. I found out that, The Meganeura, a giant dragonfly species, considered as the biggest insect which has ever lived on Earth, was found there.