A POLAR AND ARTISTIC EXPEDITION
Walking on the moon, crossing the ocean, flying in the air: yesterday's dreams gave birth to today's greatest technological adventures. And if their immoderate use or abuse has become, for some, the symbol of the damage inflicted by man on the planet, this cannot make us forget the formidable tool that these adventures have been and still are to bring people together, to marvel at the beauty of our planet and to contribute to the awareness of its fragility. Moreover, who better than a mechanic-aviation engineer-poet-philosopher could grasp this synthesis?
"Turn your life into a dream, and your dream into reality." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"A chick on the ice floe" is therefore a multi-faceted adventure, at the crossroads of technological innovation, human challenge and poetry.
This is first of all the objective of a travel diary on one of the most fascinating, extreme and fragile places on our planet: the Arctic Ocean.
But how to observe this place, to bring back an authentic and natural testimony without disturbing the subject, so fragile? This is where technological innovation comes into play to meet the challenge of combining low environmental impact, autonomy and safety of the adventure.
Finally, in this hostile environment, feeding and protecting the adventurer is an essential challenge and at the same time a source of valuable lessons. The human challenge is therefore an integral part of this project.