Planting yourself, harvesting the sun and cultivating the rain

February 3, 2024
Planting yourself, harvesting the sun and cultivating the rain

SIANA and the Domaine départemental de Chamarande are presenting a monographic exhibition by Karine Bonneval, Se planter - Récolter le soleil et cultiver la pluie*, conceived as a journey through the Domaine de Chamarande, echoing the artist's creations.

Based in Évry, the SIANA association sees itself as an artistic laboratory and resource centre for digital and hybrid cultures in Essonne and the southern Paris region. Its aim is to take a simpler, more concrete approach to the 21st century in the multiple territories of Essonne, by exploring the new ethics at work.

Curator: Julie Sicault Maillé and Natacha Duviquet

* In the words of Hervé Covès


Do trees dream of CO2? Proartibus, Korpöstrom, Finland

October 18, 2023
Do trees dream of CO2?  Proartibus, Korpöstrom, Finland

Pro Artibus and The Archipelago Centre Korpoström invite you to the event Do Trees Dream of CO2?, Mother Earth’s Inner Organs and other stories by Maria Ångerman, the current artist in the Pro Artibus Korpo Archipelago Residency.

For a special gathering Maria Ångerman has invited artists whose practices consider more-than-human communities from diverse perspectives. The invited artists are the collective Do Trees Dream of CO2 (Per Hüttner & Karine Bonneval) and Ana Bravo Pèrez.

The evenings consists of artist talks and presentations of projects. The event is held in English with free admission and there will be a break with light refreshments. Free event. Due to a limited number of seats, please register your participation by e-mail info(a)

Time: Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 16:30-20:00
Place: The Archipelago Centre Korpoström
Korpoströmsvägen 832, 21720 Korpoström
The Archipelago Centre Korpoström is located on the island of Korpo in the Turku archipelago, approx. 2 hours by car or tour bus from the center of Turku.

Pro Artibus et le Centre de l'archipel de Korpoström vous invitent à l'événement Do Trees Dream of CO2, Mother Earth's Inner Organs and other stories de Maria Ångerman, l'artiste actuellement en résidence à Pro Artibus Korpo Archipelago.


Do trees dream of CO2? SOLU, Helsinki

October 13, 2023
Do trees dream of CO2? SOLU, Helsinki

Do Trees Dream of CO?
at 18:00 on 13 October 2023
BIOART Society, SOLU Space, Panimokatu 1 (3rd floor), Helsinki

Researchers have learned that plants rest at night, in similar way that humans and animals do. But do they also dream? What is their nocturnal existence like? Which similarities and differences can we find between them and us?

Do Trees Dream of CO? is a Franco-Swedish collective, which will present their work at SOLU Space on 13th October 2023. The collective has been developing technology and artistic expressions to facilitate interspecies dialogues between humans and trees for two years. The event offers an opportunity for the audience to get a glimpse of the technical, scientific and artistic developments that the projects has made to date. The visitors joining for the evening are also invited to participate in a practical demonstration where they can try to dialogue with a tree.

Humans have traditionally ignored plants’ ability to solve problems. Biology has recently acquired important knowledge about plants and their perception and problem solving skills. We gradually learn more about how plants react when the surroundings world changes and what they do in order to enhance their chances of survival. Mankind has also been relatively blind to many of the similarities that we share with the vegetal life around us. But since we share the same planet and the same evolutionary past, we also share a lot of biochemistry. In biology much attention has recently been given to the agency of plants – how they sense the world and deal with changes in their environment. In Do Trees Dream of CO?, artists and researchers investigate what art can learn from this new and exciting research and how it can be used to create new and visionary art.


Berkanan, philosoph gallery, Carla-Bayle

September 16, 2023
Berkanan, philosoph gallery, Carla-Bayle

Exhibition from 16 September to 19 November, opening on 16 September at 6pm.

Berkanan is the proto-Germanic rune for Birch.

The first tree in the Celtic calendar, the birch symbolises birth and renewal. It is the tree that lights up the night, the perfect symbol of the balance between the different forces that oppose each other to make life possible. Its sap and buds can be eaten, and its bark and twigs are used in various crafts around the world. However, when we think of birch today, the first thing we often think of is its pollen, which is among the most allergenic. "Berkanan" is a project co-constructed with Nicolas Visez, an air chemist at LASIRE, the University of Lille, who studies the atmospheric ageing of allergenic anemophilous (wind-borne) pollen grains. Working with him, the artist has designed rooms and workshops to bring the birch back into the family.


Do trees dream of CO2 ? Teatermaskinen, Riddarhyttan, Sweden

September 8, 2023
Do trees dream of CO2 ? Teatermaskinen, Riddarhyttan, Sweden

Welcome to meet Per Hüttner and Karine Bonneval, two artists who create a performance where we get a unique opportunity to experience the inner life of trees.

18.30 - 20.00 People and trees in interaction. Limited number of seats
21.00 - 22.00 Brain concert in trance with Per Hüttner and Jonas Engman.

Creation residency at Grantham Foundation , Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, Québec

July 3, 2023
Creation residency at Grantham Foundation , Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, Québec

The Grantham Foundation for Art and the Environment's 2023 Creation Prize has been awarded to Karine Bonneval, along with a one-month residency at the Foundation.

French artist Karine Bonneval has exhibited her work in France, Germany, USA, Argentina, and Sri Lanka. The recipient of many grants and international residencies, she has collaborated in particular with the Soil & Crop Sciences and Bioacoustics departments of Cornell University, USA.

The work that she will carry out at the Grantham Foundation will seek to answer several questions related to soil ecology. What is happening beneath our feet? What does soil tell us about our relationship to the earth? How can we rebuild ties with this complete universe about which we know very little and which escapes our perception? Using the tools of bioacoustics and chromatography, a technique similar to photographic processing, Bonneval intends to paint a visual and sonic picture of the land of the Grantham Foundation and its surroundings.


Usefu fictions, symbiosis

July 1, 2023
Usefu fictions, symbiosis

1 and 2 July at Espace Cardin, 1 avenue Gabriel, Paris 8

At a time of climate disruption, the "Symbiose(s)" weekend organised by the arts & sciences Chair, in partnership with the Théâtre de la Ville, will explore our interdependence with living things, matter and technologies. Two days of exhibitions, performances and lectures to present the creations born of an intensive week of research and creation during the Chaire arts & sciences summer school on the campus of the Institut polytechnique de Paris.
In a DIY spirit, some thirty participants - artists, designers, scientists and students - gathered in 7 interdisciplinary Labs to devise a sensitive dialogue at the crossroads of the arts and sciences.
Phytomorphism workshop in collaboration with Guillaume Hutzler, at the invitation of SIANA.



June 22, 2023

On 22 June 2023, an interdisciplinary day for the general public will be held in the greenhouse on the Orsay campus (Université Paris Saclay, Bât 365). Make your choice of activities. In the afternoon, there will be art/ecology/philosophy and gardening workshops. In the evening, you can listen to botanical texts. Karen Houle, a Canadian poet-philosopher and market gardener, will be in attendance. An exhibition by artist Karine Bonneval will also be on show all day.


Forests nights

June 17, 2023
Forests nights

I am pleased to invite you to our forest day on Saturday 17 June, as part of the Nuits des Forêts,
organised in collaboration with the Friends of Pesselières, in the Berlières woods in Mornay Berry, a forest belonging to Jacques de Rolland Dalon.
From 2.30pm for :
From 3pm to 5pm
Discovering the different aspects of the Berlières forest, with a botanical walk based on questions and silvicultural discoveries in the company of Jacques De Rolland Dalon.
From 5pm to 7pm
Walk and sensory experience in the company of Sonia Couten, forest therapist.
From 7pm
Poetry walk with Ray Partant, performer.
From 8pm
A friendly drink organised by the Friends of Pesselières.
At 9pm
Improvisation on double bass by Nicolas Zentz, listening on carpets by Karine Bonneval.
Meeting point: Bois de Berlières, 18350 Mornay-Berry (47.050000, 2.853976; forest road leading off the D12 between Mornay-Berry and Villequiers).

To register:
website :

possible futures

June 9, 2023
possible futures

The Festival of Transitions at the Château de Goutelas
Meetings - Debates - Workshops - Exhibitions - Shows - Open-air cinema - Meals & parties - Temporary bookshop

The ecological and forward-looking festival at the Château de Goutelas is back for a second edition dedicated to the soil, the "critical zone" that generates life on earth in all its diversity.
Hitherto regarded as a space to be occupied and exploited by humans alone, the soil, nourishing and fragile, must now be seen as a common good to be managed and shared with all living things.
Scientists, thinkers, artists, farmers and citizens: let's get together in Goutelas to take a new direction, to imagine together future "earth alliances"!

full program