Listen to the soil, workshop in the écological garden, jardin des Plantes, Paris

July 23, 2022
Listen to the soil, workshop in the écological garden, jardin des Plantes, Paris

Listening to the landscape, the artist Karine Bonneval invites you on a sound and poetic journey to discover the megafauna and mesofauna that inhabit the Ecological Garden, an unsuspected and preserved place in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes.
Perceive the vibrations of the ground, hear a pollinator foraging, listen to a bark under your fingers, this original workshop takes you into a whirlwind of surprising and unexpected sounds.
At the bend in an alley, in the shade of petals, behind a twig, lend an ear.

The weekend of 23 to 24 July 2022. Duration: 30 minutes - Free, with registration - From 8 years old. Meeting point: Summer garden (along the Great Greenhouses).


Allons voir ! Country wedding

July 2, 2022
Allons voir ! Country wedding

For this 4th edition, allons voir ! proposes to artists, selected by Sophie Auger Grappin, to intervene in and around different rural sites, farms, mills, barns (in particular the 16th century pyramidal barns emblematic of this region), or silos or washhouses, in various communes of the Pays Fort: Assigny, Barlieu, Concressault, Vailly-sur-Sauldre, Le Noyer. This artistic tour allows you to discover or rediscover this agricultural micro-region in a new light.

Opening on Saturday 2 July, 4.30 pm, Pyramid Barn, 2 route de Concressault, 18260 Vailly-sur-Sauldre.

With :
Karine Bonneval, with the collaboration of Charlotte Poulsen, Delphine Ciavaldini, Claude Pasquer, Marjolaine Turpin, Vladimir Skoda, Léa Devenelle, Paul Ricci

Curated by Sophie Auger Grappin


Forests nights

June 25, 2022
Forests nights

Forest of Jalognes (18300), place called "le Palais", Saturday 25 June from 3pm to 11pm

Who is this forest right next to us? We sometimes walk through it, without really knowing it. Neither very big nor majestic, it is nevertheless a complex and organised place of life, from which we have gradually disassociated ourselves. Yet we are the forest. Our proposal is to meet for an afternoon and an evening in the communal forest of Jalognes to rediscover it in its complexity, its beauty and its fragility. Personalities from science, forestry and the world of living art will be there as "translators".

A national event coordinated by COAL

Urbanité verte

June 10, 2022
Urbanité verte

On the proposal of curator Julie Sicault Maillé, the collective exhibition Urbanité verte brings together artistic and citizen projects around the issue of nature in the city. Montreuil's market gardening past inspires, the future of our cities is to be dreamt and built.

The exhibition thus proposes a sensitive and reflective immersion from a fictional city without nature to a city that living beings, plant, animal and human, inhabit together and reinvent.

From a picnic in an urban park to the cultivation of vegetables that evoke our roots or to the sheep that graze in the city, the artists invite us, through their paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and drawings, to listen to Marcel Proust: "The only, the true, the only journey is to change the way we look at things".

With the artists: Vaughn Bell / Yves Bélorgey / Karine Bonneval / Nicolas Boulard / Collectif Enoki / Sylvain Gouraud / Clément Richem / Collectif SAFI / Noémie Sauve / Aurélie Slonina
Parti poétique / Olivier Darné / Antoine Perez
And the projects : Faire circuler la nature en ville (Adel Ourabah, Fred Soupa, Matthieu Marchal, Yaacov Cohen)
- La Table & le Territoire (Zone sensible, COAL, LADYSS-CNRS)


open days of the INRAe PIAF, Clermont Ferrand

May 14, 2022
open days of the INRAe PIAF, Clermont Ferrand

In the fields, in the orchard or in the lab, research is open to you for two days of discovery. Around various subjects such as biodiversity, grassland ecosystems, tree resistance to bad weather, cereals, adaptation of plants and crops to climate change, our scientists will present their daily work, their research and their results in an entertaining and interactive way.

See you on 14 and 15 May 2022 (2-6pm) at the INRAE site in Crouël (5 chemin de Beaulieu, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand)

I will present the Vertimus installation with Eric Badel



April 19, 2022

During the Printemps de Bourges, at the carré d'Auron, curated by Labomédia.
With Karine Bonneval, Yann Leguay, Sens commun
A proposal for a fertile and invigorating inter-species dialogue, and an offbeat look at current musical production, a walk in these gardens of musical waves.

With Dendromacy, breathing with the tree / listening to the soil / Vertimus, tilting with plants.

Watching plants grow

April 5, 2022
Watching plants grow

at the invitation of Patricia Cartereau
following the artist's residence set up by the CHU of Angers
TALM-Angers, the Distillery
Exhibition from 13 to 29 April 2022
Finissage in the presence of the artists on Tuesday 26 April

Patricia, Cartereau, in her work of drawings and sculptures created in a workshop occupied by plants, questions the notion of care and the passing of time.
I imagined mats inviting us to spend time -in a particular position- with some of these plants.


Trans-generatives 2030

March 31, 2022
Trans-generatives 2030

14 Mar-2 Apr 2022, ICN, Nancy
Conference-event "Impactful Actions for a Sustainable Future through Art & Science"

Listen to the soil : lecture and workshop, thursday, march 31 at 3:00 pm

The conference addresses the sustainable issues of inclusion, diversity, and participatory knowledge creation through the integration of art with the social and natural sciences. It aims to build a regional, national and international network of research, practice and education that introduces the imaginary, symbolic and aesthetic dimensions into functional rationalities, with a view to nurturing and influencing decision-making processes for sustainable transformations.

The communications fall under 3 headings:
(1) integrative understanding of environment-human-non-human ecosystems through advanced descriptive tools.
(2) conditions of collaboration between practitioners and the worlds of research, education and art; analysis of real situations; co-design of innovative models.
(3) participatory experiments at different scales: individual, organisational, community, regional, national, international


Faire oeuvre en cuisine

March 26, 2022
Faire oeuvre en cuisine

Exhibition from 26 March to 29 April at the Maison des arts plastiques Rosa Bonheur, Chevilly Larue.
As part of the festival le Grand Dire.

With Karine Bonneval, Fanny Maugey, Lucie Malbéqui, Emma Bourgin, Hélène Barrier, Marjorie Brunet.

Performances and tastings for the opening on Saturday 26 March from 12:30 to 2:30 pm

The exhibition "Faire oeuvre en cuisine" is an invitation to experiment and share. As you wander around, you will discover, for example, precious carnivorous plants and you will venture into multiple culinary experiences. You can also admire participatory sculptures, enjoy the metamorphosis of beeswax or perhaps venture to devour a minotaur?
Far from focusing solely on the notion of a collective spectacle of the everyday, as is usually the case in many exhibitions or performance events on this theme, "Faire oeuvre en cuisine" allows us to understand the world today through the questions linked to our food and its evolution.


Les émotions à l'oeuvre, la Commanderie, Élancourt

November 10, 2021
Les émotions à l'oeuvre, la Commanderie, Élancourt

Karine Bonneval, Julie C. Fortier and Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves.

by Karine Bonneval (in collaboration with Eric Badel of INRAE PIAF)
An invitation to experience the imbalance that a plant can experience in certain situations and try to imagine what happens next in this video and botanical installation.
Project supported by the Carasso Foundation, the Studio décalé, Antre-Peaux

by Julie C Fortier (in collaboration with chemist Olivier David)
A walk in space and time through 5 fragrant tableaux, corresponding to the perfumes emanating from a garden over 5 different months.

by Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves (in collaboration with the astrophysicist Fabio Acero)
Immersion in the landscape of light spectra created by scientific data to study supernovas, through these two glass paintings, a stage of the project

As part of the Curiositas festival with the University of Paris-Saclay and La Science de l'Art with the Collectif pour la Culture en Essonne.

School visits by reservation, by reservation (can be coupled with the visit of the exhibition Perception(s) de la Recherche)
Meeting with the artists on Wednesday 10 November at 6.30 pm -
reservation at