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

L'art e(s)t le vivant, PREAC, art and landscape

October 11, 2021
L'art e(s)t le vivant, PREAC, art and landscape

How can the work lead to a new approach to life?
How do recent scientific approaches to life change the way we make art?
How do artists integrate the living into their work?
This course will question art in its relationship with living organisms, whether plant, animal, mycelial or bacterial.
It will be based on works of art and approaches of contemporary artists.

Centre international d'art et du paysage
- Explore, with the artist Karine Bonneval, the relationship between art and living organisms in the form of artistic practice workshops, exchange and discovery of her work at the Centre international d'art et du paysage.
- Discover the group exhibition "La sagesse des lianes", curated by Dénètem Touam Bona, at the Centre d'art from 19 September to 28 November 2021, with an opening open to all on 18 September.
- Meet Dénètem Touam Bona during a practical workshop.
- Discover works in the sculpture wood of the Centre international d'art et du paysage.

Espace Simone Veil, Limoges
- 9am / Round Table / Creating with the living, crossed approaches
Karine Bonneval, visual artist.
Patrick Nadeau, architect and designer.
Gilles Clément, gardener, landscaper, botanist, entomologist, biologist and writer.
Dénètem Touam Bona, philosopher, playwright and curator of the exhibition La sagesse des lianes.
- 2pm/ Conference and feedback
Karine Bonneval and Éric Badel, testimony of an encounter between art and science. Exchange around the hybridization of practices.
Eric Badel, INRAE researcher from the MECA team (BioMÉCAnique intégrative de l'arbre) of the UMR PIAF Physique et physiologie Intégratives de l'Arbre en environnement Fluctuant. A scientific approach to life.
Karine Bonneval, artist, "creates translators to evoke our relations with non-human living beings". The artist presents her work and the way it is crossed by the conceptions of the living, whether they are philosophical, ethical, scientific or artistic.
- Art and the Living: What EAC action?
Design a workshop, a workshop of Artistic and Cultural Education in class around the issue of art and the living with the intervention of the artist Karine Bonneval


Sciences village, la Commanderie, October 9th and 10th

October 9, 2021
Sciences village, la Commanderie, October 9th and 10th

A science village geared towards encounters: scientists, citizens in participatory science programmes.
Exhibitions, workshops, shows, games.
I will present Ecouter la terre, and we will talk about this project with the bioacoustician Fanny Rybak, partner of the project on Sunday at 4pm.

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23e Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

October 8, 2021
23e Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

Dendromacy, breathing with the tree will be part of the programming
Aesthetics of the signal, a panoply of filmic hacking
friday, october 8th 2021
8 - 10 pm
Le Lavoir Numérique
4 rue de Freiberg
94250 Gentilly


When Suddenly

October 1, 2021
When Suddenly

Can stories transform reality? Group exhibition
01 - 06.10.2021
Opening on Friday 1st October - 6pm at Espace Voltaire.81 boul. Voltaire, Paris.
With Stefania Becheanu. Rocio Berenguer. Karine Bonneval. Nebulx404. NOUS collective. Makan Fonfana, Hugo Pilate. Cerrato Halls. Roberte La Rousse. Max Mollon. Noémie Nicolas. Juliette Pénélope Pépin. Lucie Picandet. Aniara Rodado. Mathilde François, Armelle Gauthier, Thomas Coispel. Lola Sauvageot. Marina Smorodinova. Ketty Steward. Myriam Suchet. Laurent Tixador. Lukas Truniger. Really Really. Anatole Abitbol, Ikram Benchrif, Alexandre Ferreira, Paul Girard, Ferdinand Pezin (Residence).


Multidisciplinary garden cartography Paris

September 30, 2021
Multidisciplinary garden cartography Paris

30 September - 1 October

The workshop 'Cartography of a Garden' investigates how to renew our relations to plants and how to address the plant biodiversity crisis through a multiperspective art-science approach by looking at our close environment.What is a garden? Is it the same for a botanist, a molecular biologist, a philosopher, a visual artist, a sound artist, the owner, the gardener, a curator, for the birds nesting in the trees and bushes, for the worms, fungi and bacteria in the soil, for the plants themselves?

Which plants actually? Some of our garden plants that we believe to be "European" are actually coming from far away. What do we know about them? Are they natives or migrants? Are they invasive species or endangered by climate change and other threats? Are they old local, even endemic, species or more recently human-engineered?

This workshop, one of the three organised under the project Roots and Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance gathers a limited number of participants (by invitation only) that include scientists, artists, philosophers and cultural players. For Cartography of a Garden, we replay the 19th century expeditions but with the knowledge and approaches of the 21st. We don't go "far away to unknown places" but stay "home", litteraly in our European backyard: the garden of Leonardo/Olats headquarters (Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris area). How does vegetation growing in the middle of a dense urban fabric, in the tiny portion of soil that Humans are kind enough to grant it, resists in our surburban concrete garden?

Organised by Leonardo Olats at Malina House

Earthbound 2021 - Weaving with the-more-than-human

September 15, 2021
Earthbound 2021 - Weaving with the-more-than-human

When: the 15th – 17th of September 2021
Where: Aarhus and Mols, Denmark – In Real Life
With concern for the future of all species, EARTHBOUND is an invitation to investigate the state of planet Earth through the arts and sciences. EARTHBOUND symposium both explores and challenges known symposia formats, and aims to foster commitment, and inspire change.
We invite you on a three-day journey through science, art and interdisciplinary meetings conceived as one ongoing immersive experience. As hosts our background is in performing arts and we create atmospheres and spaces that facilitate genuine meetings.
What would happen if humans ceased seeing ourselves as the center of all life on this planet? We believe that it matters how we humans interact with and relate to other living beings and places. Now is the time for a large-scale paradigm shift – we propose to live in Multispecies realities where animals, plants, micro-organisms and landscapes have equal value as humans and Climate Justice is in place. The need for developing new notions and a new language will always be a non-linear process. It means accepting that we enter unknown territory. But we believe it makes all the difference if we do this together, while celebrating interdependencies, and meeting across disciplines and old boundaries.
With EARTHBOUND we seek to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogues and investigate what the climate emergency does to the worldviews and actions of human beings, within the arts, scientific research and other societal areas. We invite artists and researchers to meet and share their views and voices. EARTHBOUND explores the interdependencies between humans and all the other species with whom we share the natural environment of planet Earth and host within our own bodies. The symposium dives into the richness of interdisciplinary approaches and the companionships between beings.
We believe that learning, change and exchange is possible. Art, science, activism and other forms of conscious activity use different methodologies. When they meet with curiosity, creativity and rigour consciousness can grow and cross-fertilisations can happen. We believe we are witnessing a paradigm shift: People are taking action and are finding new ways to secure the livelihood of all living creatures and are embracing the fact that space is something which is shared. With ‘weaving with the More-than-Human’ we gesture towards the interconnectedness of all beings.
EARTHBOUND symposium is based on the core values and holistic principles of the performance theatre Secret Hotel and our sister organisation Earthwise Residency: Care, consideration, respect, sustainability, and exchange of both knowledge and the virtues of pursuing a hunch. Also central to us is living with and learning from domestic and wild animals and plants.
We aim for these principles to permeate every aspect of the symposium; from the invited artists and speakers to the way we structure the event, choice of locations, to the food we serve.
In 2018 EARTHBOUND – The Multispecies Paradigm Shift took place in both Aarhus town and rural Mols. It took its participants on a three-day journey through science, art, interdisciplinary meetings, and changing localities. Our interdisciplinary approach invited artists, researchers, citizens and animals to meet.
EARTHBOUND 2021 offers talks & debates, 6h of workshops running during the three days, performance excerpts, lectures on busses and sharing sessions all delightfully interrupted by vegetarian/vegan meals. The Symposium is created as one durational or staged event structured around stimulating both intellect and senses.
The concept of EARTHBOUND is that everyone participates in all three days of the symposium (taking place in Aarhus and rural Mols), so we encourage participants to arrive the day before September 15th.
You will be in the company of: Natasha Myers, Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir, Andreas Roepstorff, Tuomas Ruonakari, Sissel M. Bergh, Julia Adzuki, Parnuna Egede, Zeenath Hasan, Thomas Rosendal Nielsen, Esben Bjerggaard Nielsen, Jes Lyning Harfeld, Karine Bonneval, Kuai Shen, Lily Hunter, Rebekah Cupitt and others to be announced. Workshops by Katrine Faber, Lucy Powell and Fröydi Lazslo, and performance excerts by Tora Balslev/Daily Fiction, and Christine Fentz/Secret Hotel.
We gather performing artists, visual artists, musicians, anthropologists, philosophers, researchers of various backgrounds and other people with a holistic approach to or interest in this broad yet essential topic.
EARTHBOUND offers a fourth bonus day on September the 18th. This is a limited offer available only to the first 20 persons who have chosen this option when booking their symposium ticket.
On this day we gather at Earthwise Residency in the middle of Mols Bjerge National Park. The day unfolds organically with a program of eating the best left-overs, walks, sauna or bathing in the ocean, morning dancing and time set aside for conversations.
Using the experiences we gained at Earthbound 2018 we invite you now in 2021, and look forward to meetings In Real Life.
We wish to share practices and facilitate knowledge about holistic understandings of the state of the Globe. This is more important than ever today. Three years have passed since the first EARTHBOUND symposium and the urgency of a game changing paradigm shift becomes still more evident!

EARTHBOUND is organized by the performance theatre Secret Hotel in collaboration with Interacting Minds Center – Aarhus University, Applied Philosophy – Aalborg University, Aarhus Performing Arts Platform, Earthwise Residency and others.