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Have you ever wondered what soil sounds like? No? Even ecology professor Mathias Rillig, who runs a lab at Berlin’s Free University researching soil, plants and fungus, had never thought about the sound of soil. That's until he started working with artist Karine Bonneval, who was determined to listen to what’s going on underground.
The artist who co-authored a paper and expanded my professional network
Karine Bonneval’s residency in Matthias Rillig’s lab, and a question he first dismissed as silly, had unexpected consequences for each of them.
Karine Bonneval, Artist
Matthias Rillig, Plant Ecologist, Freie Universität Berlin
Can listen to the soil, what sounds could it make? We walk on a complete universe, a complex mixture of living beings, nutrients and minerals in constant interaction. Artist Karine Bonneval and plant ecologist Matthias Rillig started collaborating in 2016 – exploring the acoustic information carried by the soil. By making its voice heard, they open up new vistas of the world around us.
2 conversations : 11 am and noon, greenhouse of the botanical garden, Berlin
Launched for the first time in 2015, the call for projects "Composing knowledge to better understand the challenges of the contemporary world" aims to support transdisciplinary and collaborative knowledge production. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is convinced that in order to meet the challenges of today's society, it is necessary to create spaces for the hybridization of knowledge between science and the humanities, the arts and society.
Vertimus: Supported by Studio Décalé, an independent association specialising in art and science, the project was conceived by the visual artist Karine Bonneval, in partnership with researchers (French and foreign) specialised in plants. This project calls on a wide range of knowledge and know-how: scientific knowledge with the involvement of INRA; artistic techniques with the visual artist Karine Bonneval, the performer Emilie Pouzet, the composer Emmanuel Hubaut, the curator Natacha Seignolles; philosophical theories contributed by the philosopher of ethics Karen Houle. The project aims to give citizens new keys to read living things in order to develop empathy with the plant world around us and thus understand our environment with a new perspective.
From November 14, 2019 to January 26, 2020
5 rue des Grands Champs in Orléans
La borne is 10 years old
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of La borne, a microarchitecture for creative work and travelling exhibitions in the Centre - Val de Loire region, Le pays où le ciel est toujours bleu is pleased to invite you to the openings of the exhibitions La borne a 10 ans and Collection 2009/2019 at 5 rue des Grands-Champs in Orléans on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6.30 pm.
For these exhibitions, we are pleased to welcome 10 artists (one per season) who participated in this adventure to the gallery. The project area presents all the exhibitions held in and related to La borne from November 2009 to November 2019.
Bonneval will present her collaborative projects across art and science around the topic of trees. She will discuss Dendromacy, a series of workshops, installations, and films developed with teams of ecophysiologists that considers tree intimacies and rethinking trees; Listen to the soil, a collaboration with fungi specialists, microbiologists, bioacousticians, and soil scientists from Paris, Berlin, and Ithaca that is based on recent research on linkages between sound, soil, plant root behavior, and fungi; and Vertimus, or, how to move with plants, a collaborative project with Eric Badel from PIAF, INRA Lab in Clermont Ferrand, France.
Art and science provide fertile ground for research, teaching
By Daniel Aloi
Unveil the green with more than 30 international artists.
Communicate with plants, update their relationship with witchcraft knowledge, invent eco-technical systems where humans become superfluous, dance with phytoplankton, plant herbicide resistance gardens or plant virtual trees to compensate for the CO2 footprint of our digital life, perform the sick body with transplants of organs or molecules, or materialize hyper-toxic green pigments, far from images of idealized pastoral nature...
I will have the pleasure of presenting the installation of sound ceramics Ecouter la terre, at 5:30 pm at Agroparis tech as part of the Colloquium Vivant.