Overview participating exhibitions

IN VIVO | the nature of nature

IN VIVO | the nature of nature

Lionel Bayol-Thémines

High Land (2015)

What will the earth look like after the current Anthropocene, in a future era in which humanity has long since disappeared but the world’s climate is still being affected by our activities? In this research, Lionel Bayol-Thémines uses special software to adjust the digital code of landscape photographs. The alienating landscapes resulting from this together with the three-dimensional presentation show an artificial nature. The installation HIGH LAND has the profile of a wave, as if the threat of climate change has spread to areas that have been spared until now. By presenting his work three-dimensionally and experimenting with the form in which mountain landscapes are traditionally depicted, Bayol-Thémines reveals the invisible mutations of the landscape through human activity – from industrial pollution and radiation to the impact of biotechnologies. HIGH LAND is part of the larger project Silent Mutation (Post Anthropocene).


Lionel Bayol-Thémines (France, 1968) trained as a biochemist and is a self-taught photographer. In addition to his own projects, he works as a photography tutor at the Higher School of Fine Arts of Rouen. His work has been exhibited in France, Spain, the United States, Japan and Romania. Bayol-Thémines has lived and worked in Paris since 2004.