Voices from the Indian Ocean: episode 8
Voices from the Indian Ocean, by Elise Rigot. Episode n°8
Episode n°8: meeting the coralline algae
She picks up small pieces of coralline algae with tweezers, albeit a little longer, and observes them with a bino. She assembles her firescape, sorting each sample, creating a gigantic herbarium of vibrant, intense red. She explains everything to me. I love it. I love Line’s landscapes. Her big blue eyes, devouring those little bits of marine plants that have joined rocks, sponges, little crabs and herbariums. Every day, different pinks, purples and reds vibrate in white plastic tubs.