Spreading along the IAMGOLD Arena, the work consists of a large longitudinal sculpture made of aluminum and copper. Overall, this EPHEMERAL JOUST represents a skating rink on a river on a spring day. Here, spring has once again come too soon. The skate tracks are fading. The ice, cracked by the movement of the water, is now an abandoned playground. Through the patches of ice, we can see grassy mounds announcing the change of season. This grass is also the valve of a network of pipes reminding us of water, essential to life on earth.
Early springs make us happy, but they are also synonymous with global warming. These climate changes threaten the environment as we know it. The artist wants to emphasize the immense force generated by the movement of ice and water, which symbolizes the unshakeable power of nature and its capacity for mutation that allows it to adapt to climate variations. But will man be able to adapt? Is it still possible to change things? The ephemeral joust is a reflection through the symbolic representation of a timeline marked by the light and ephemeral trace of humans on the earth.