Born in Dieppe, France, in 1962, Emmanuel Avenel has resided in Montreal since 1987. Nature, the main theme represented in his work, is considered not only from the point of view of the artist but also that of an ecologist. Since 1981, Avenel has walked and travelled through France and Europe, Labrador, Newfoundland, Quebec and throughout Canada. The hiking trail brings him closer to the landscape, where he demonstrates his skills with both photo and video cameras. In France ferroviaire and Sein arpentée, we discover the richness of the French landscape, whether in movement or in stasis.