TPL: These days, when we see landscapes of ice, there is always a bit of a wistful sensation for the viewer. A fear that it might all disappear because of climate change. Does this play a role in your project?
MF: In the series Abysses, definitely, yes.
I have had the chance to travel around and over just a few years, I can tell a difference in landscape due to the climate change. If some of my projects are light minded, and dreamlike, some others are made (at least I try to) to awaken the viewer, to make oneself questions all the assertions one believes in, to challenge what one knows (human condition, climate change, etc…)
I wish people could understand that just turning of a light when they leave a room, unplugging phones/computer/turning off a TV when they are not in use, being careful with their water consumption (shorter shower, closing tap water when not using it, etc…) recycling, using public transportation (when possible), are huge steps, and if everybody was just doing this simple gesture, making it an habit, a part of their everyday life, it would make a difference. It is just a matter of respect and education.