La Figure de la Terre is a three-screen film by Axel Straschnoy based on the book on the scientific expedition that determined the true shape of the Earth. It is based on the book by the same name written by the French scientist Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis on the scientific expedition he lead to the valley of the Tornio river in 1736. In what was one of the first-ever scientific expeditions, Maupertuis demonstrated Newton's theories and determined the true shape of the Earth.
It was presented at Del Infinito, in Buenos Aires, between November and December 2014 as a site-specific installation. The film was accompanied by a photo series and fake Louis XV furniture.
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