"The Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard 2015 opens up areas of research which seem, at first glance, very removed from each other, but turn out to be informed by unusual systems of liaisons. Thousands of fireflies emit bioluminescent light at regular intervals. They flash in unison at the same rhythm as the stridulations of hundreds of crickets, and metronomes. This experience of synchronicity echoes the heartbeats that all visitors perceive when they plunge into waters where “aquatic” poems are broadcast. These waters hem an island which researchers have tried to capture in its entirety. Was it to better camouflage a secret laboratory equipped to extract precious substances from our computer puzzles? Or to plan, in the greatest secrecy, a vehicle designed to cause its own destruction? These areas of research reveal surprising prospects about the way in which the objects forming our world are connected with each other, synchronized, and mutually influence one another."

Marc-Olivier Wahler, April 2015.

The artists selected by Marc-Olivier Wahler for the 17th edition of Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard are :

David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, Julien Dubuisson, Grace Hall, Robin Meier, Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini, Thomas Teurlai.

With the participation of Katinka Bock, winner of the Prize Fondation d'entreprise Ricard 2012.