Tides are a sign of passing time. By observing the river or the ocean tide, a whole dimension is hidden, underneath the water. A whole universe exists. Because of climate change, the world is transforming. Marine species started moving but they are not all as fast and they cannot all adapt at the same pace. Some species are endangered by these changes.

The project Marées is a poetic reflexion about passing time and changes that are happening in all bodies of water everywhere.


Martin Cormier has a training in Visual Arts from Université de Montréal à Québec and in Education from Université du Québec à Rimouski. His work was exhibited in multiple exhibitions in Quebec and is part of public and private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. His artistic practice is mostly photography, drawing and print and questions time and duration in relationship to existence (beginning to end, life and death). Ecology also takes an important place in his reflexion.