[spectre] The Jellyfish and the Moon

Annick2 anikburo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 22:15:20 CEST 2021

Dear Spectrites,

Today, I am thrilled to announce the publication of the book 
"The Jellyfish and the Moon".
It is a great gift to both children and adults. I hope you 
will enjoy it.

Annick Bureaud

/The Jellyfish and the Moon (La Méduse de la Lune/) tells 
the story of a jellyfish which, tired of the tourists in its 
waters, decides to go live on the Moon in order to "float in 
peace". But was it a good idea …

Fabienne Gambrelle's text has been illustrated by Anaïs 
Tondeur and Gabriel Grandry, the images have been sent to 
the Moon (visual moonbounce) by Daniela de Paulis and 
Clarisse Bardiot (Editions Subjectile) is the publisher.

It is bilingual French-English


It is a fabulous book! a book for children (tested and 
approved from 4 years old) as well as a collector's for adults.

It all starts on a beach, in the sight of bathers playing 
and splashing. Near the rocks, fishermen scrape the seabed. 
Offshore, pleasure boats ply the sea noisily, divers rush in 
horde towards the depths. But how can marine animals 
withstand this uproar?

This question gave birth to the story of /The Jellyfish and 
the Moon/. A jellyfish, of supple, luminescent beauty, 
belonging to a species that has been on our planet for much 
longer than humans and which has no other choice but to 
leave its habitat.

Where will it go? On the Moon! But humans, invasive on 
Earth, also travel in space …

This multi levels tale weaves a fictional epic, in a 
tradition of adventure against a background of evocation of 
the conquest of space, to that of migration, underpinned by 
our relationship to other living beings, our way of 
inhabiting the planet and, perhaps, other celestial bodies 
such as the Moon.

Fabienne Gambrelle's text is illustrated by drawings by 
Anaïs Tondeur and Gabriel Grandry who associated iconic 
images of the conquest of space with the softness and 
reverie of the sea and of Selene, shadow and light.

In addition, those images were sent to the Moon by artist 
Daniela de Paulis through EME - Earth-Moon-Earth or 
"Moonbounce" technology.

The different reading levels together with the richness and 
duality of the original as well as the “moonbounced” 
illustrations make it a book for children (tested and 
approved from 4 years old) as well as a collector's for adults.

/The Jellyfish and the Moon/, by Fabienne Gambrelle, 
drawings by Anaïs Tondeur & Gabriel Grandry, Visual 
Moonbounce images by Daniela de Paulis, Editions Subjectile, 
2021 - Bilingual French-English - ISBN : 978-2-36530-030-8 - 
18 € - Order : 



*Fabienne Gambrelle***is a screenwriter and writer. She 
loves the sea, summer, dancing, glitter, the starry night, 
icy Eskimos and history, which she studied at the Sorbonne. 
When she is neither at the ball nor at the beach, Fabienne 
Gambrelle writes books and scripts for animated films for 
children. She has participated in the writing of numerous 
television series and has published, with Karibencyla 
editions, two children's novels and two illustrated albums: 
/Les Glaces et les Chocolats de l'Harmonie/ (2016 and 2017); 
/Petit Poucet et le Minotaure/ (2010); /Hänsel, Gretel et 
Saci Pererê /(2015).

With a passion for Brazil, she has devoted several books to 
this country (/Julien apprenti capoeira/, 2005 ; /Le 
Gou//̂//t du Br//é//sil/, 2012). Her bibliography also 
includes works for adults on love of good food and 
craftsmanship co-written with artisans (/Les Laques/, Solar, 
2006; /Ma langue au chocolat/, Flammarion, 2008; /Le Goût 
des desserts/, Mercure de France, 2013).

*Anaïs Tondeur*

In an approach rooted in ecological thought, Anaïs Tondeur 
develops an interdisciplinary practice through which she 
explores the different ways of “coming back to earth” by 
means of investigation protocols or speculative accounts 
presented in the form of installations, drawings, 
photographs or videos.

A graduate of Central Saint Martin (2008) and the Royal 
College of Arts (2010) in London and recipient of the Cyber 
​​Arts Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica (2019), she has 
presented and exhibited her work in international 
institutions such as the Center Pompidou (Paris), the Gaîté 
Lyrique (Paris), the MEP (Paris), the Frac 
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Serpentines Galleries (London), 
Bozar (Brussels), the Biennale Di Venezia, French Pavilion, 
(Infinite Places), Houston Center of Photography (United 
States) or the Nam June Paik Art Center (Seoul). 

*Gabriel Grandry*lives and works in Paris. A self-taught 
designer, he has spent the last fifteen years sketching in 
pastel the zinc architecture of the roofs of his 
neighborhood. A former auto mechanic, he is now devoted 
entirely to illustration and the creation of books for children.

*Daniela de Paulis*is an artist of Italian origin living in 
the Netherlands. Her artistic creation is part of a broad 
field of art-science-technology. She has an amateur radio 
operator license (IU0IDY) and is also trained as a radio 
telescope operator. From 2009 to 2019 she was artist in 
residence at the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope where she created 
a body of work based on innovative radio technologies in 
live performances. Since 2010, she has collaborated with 
various international organizations, including Astronomers 
Without Borders, for which she created an artistic program 
of which she is the director. She is a member of the 
international standing committee of SETI (Search for 
Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and of the advisory group of 
METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence). 


*Visual Moonbounce *

The Visual MoonBounce developed by Daniela de Paulis during 
her residency at the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in the 
Netherlands is an innovative application of lunar bounce 
technology used during the Cold War by the United States 
Navy as a spy instrument, replaced at the end of the 1950s 
by satellites. However, radio amateurs continue to use it in 
experimental and fun forms of international communication.

The principle is based on sending radio waves from a 
transmitter to a receiver by reflection on the surface of 
the Moon. The Moon is thus used as a passive communication 
satellite. Literally, it "sends back" the signal, however 
with a loss in its sharpness, creating fragile and blurred 
images, as fragile as the world of jellyfish, our world.

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