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:
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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"!

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Listening to soil and trees, Tuileries garden, June 3rd and 4th

June 3, 2023
Listening to soil and trees, Tuileries garden, June 3rd and 4th

In the Tuileries Gardens, Paris

Using a microphone used in bioacoustics, go and meet the tree, its bark, touch the leaves and plants to hear the sounds live.
touch the leaves and plants to hear the amplified sounds of different textures
of the different textures. Sensual contact is heightened by the rich
The sensual contact is heightened by the rich, unexpected sounds of the living matter revealed beneath our fingers.
With a pair of binaural microphones, listen to the wider natural environment: birds, pollinators, but also human activity. It's like being equipped with super-ears.
Soil is not a simple, inert material; it is a complex, living world in itself.
living world. A healthy soil is a soil full of life, and therefore noisy!
With a sensor designed by a technician in the NeuroPsi biacoustics team
NeuroPsi's biacoustics team, I propose to be able to listen live to the activity of the soil's mega and mesofauna in a very non-intrusive way.

Do trees dream of CO2 ? Kuntsi museum, Vaasa, Finland

May 19, 2023
Do trees dream of CO2 ? Kuntsi museum, Vaasa, Finland

The artists Karine Bonneval and Per Hüttner  are in Ostrobothnia to experiment with the signals they receive from the trees and how they can be used to create interesting sounds in real time.
The work thus provides a platform for interaction between humans and trees. The artists start from the premise that biological research has recently learned how plants perceive the world and solve problems. In this context, 'perceiving the world' means that a plant perceives changes in its environment (for example, light, soil, water and/or heat). Problem solving" means that when a plant's external conditions change, it reacts in a way that increases its chances of survival. The fact that plants absorb information about the environment and can react to changing conditions means that they have a form of internal communication, an internal 'language'.
At the Kuntsi presentation, the artists talk about their work and present the scientific research behind it. The public can see examples of the results they have obtained. Time and space permitting, the public can also try out the technique for themselves.

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April 28, 2023

OMME (MObile Objects and Experimental Music) is a residency during which artists are required to work on the mobile, shadow theatre or sound.
At the end of the residency, the artists Karine Bonneval, Zabo Chabiland, Loran Jacob and Diego Tampanelli will present their work on the theme "soil".

Opening on Friday 28 April at the Saint Jacques de Clohars Carnoët chapel.
Exhibition until May 29th.


From performance to microperformativity

April 13, 2023
From performance to microperformativity

Performance, art & science workshop symposium.

The concept of microperformativity denotes the current trend in performance art to destabilise the usually dominant place of the human scale. It questions the microscopic world and its biological and technological agents as new actors of art.

Presentation of Pollen, le sens où tournera la ronde, in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz as part of the project le murmure du bouleau with Nicolas Visez. At the LadHyX of the Ecole Polytechnique.

The rest of the programme is available at Registration at

Think like a mountain

April 6, 2023
Think like a mountain

"Think like a mountain" will open at the Château de Goutelas and at the Creux de l'enfer . The vernissage will take place in two stages, first in Thiers at 3pm, then in Goutelas at 7pm. The project is curated by Sophie Auger-Grappin and includes work by Karine Bonneval, Marinette Cueco, Laurie Dall'Ava, Léa Devenelle, Minot-Gormezano, Sarah Laaroussi, Bastien Mignot, Astrid Nobel, Jean-Baptiste Perret, Marie Preston, Jérôme Dupeyrat and Laurent Sfar and Marjolaine Turpin.

Y-aura-t-il de la croissance à Noël ?

December 16, 2022
Y-aura-t-il de la croissance à Noël ?

An exhibition - sale of works at low prices at the Petite Fabrique d'Art.

34 rue Édouard Robert, 75012 Paris.

Friday 16 December from 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 17 December from 2pm to 10pm: opening
Sunday 18 December from 2pm to 7pm

Mondes multiples, antre peaux, Bourges

November 18, 2022
Mondes multiples, antre peaux, Bourges

Langue des Bois, alcove for plant oracle. Produced in collaboration with Shoï and INRAe PIAF.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, from 2pm to 7pm, Houlocène, Antre Peaux, Bourges.

A carpet serves as an alcove for three ficus trees. Installed on this carpet, with their feet symbolically planted on the ground, the spectators can observe the trees' answers to different questions: questions that we want to ask them, about them, about ourselves, about our relationships. The questions make the plants vibrate, with a vibration that is specific to each individual plant and to each question. This shuddering, visible on a screen in front of the carpet, is translated into sound: it is the "answer" of the trees. Enigmatic, the phonemes emitted constitute a language potentially understandable by all living beings. The tree becomes an oracle.

With the support of Ursulab, the DRAC and the Centre Val de Loire Region.