This is an 18-second look at Matter into Light: The Discovery of Fire, a 2011 installation by Marc Quinn at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco through October 15. It’s part of a larger exhibit of Quinn’s work entitled The Littoral Zone, a fun dialogue between science and art that fits quite nicely into the interior and exterior setting provided by the impressive 102-year-old cliff top museum.
I’ve visited Monaco numerous times over the past nine years, and returned here on at least half a dozen of those visits. There are two large exhibit halls on the second floor where the ornate wood and glass cabinets filled with large specimen jars that line the walls are illuminated by the ample Mediterranean sunlight. It reminds me of the scene where James Mason is working in his Edinburgh laboratory in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Here’s another piece by Quinn, Coral Nervous Breakdown. Thoughts?