From its first edition 24 years ago, the Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival, running Oct. 27-Nov. 8, has always gone its own way — largely thanks to director Marek Hovorka and his team, who never wanted to run just another venue for screening docs.
The Czech Republic’s prime doc event continues that mission even as it’s been forced by government COVID-19 safety restrictions to go fully online. A digital version will in fact be a permanent Ji.hlava feature going forward, Hovorka says, but after this year it will be balanced with live events to create a hybrid fest format.Experimental film is another Ji.hlava forte as seen in the Fascinations section. This edition is built around the theme of gardens with some 15 films ranging from the 1932 short essay “Poem 8” by the artist Emlen Etting, known for illustrating Kafka books, to French think piece “Dendromite,” a 2017 work by Karine Bonneval that uses thermographic imagery to explore “philosophical-ethical questions about the possibilities of man’s intimate relationship to nature.”
As a part of the two EARTHBOUND Residencies in October at ARoS and at Kulturprinsen, Viborg, ARoS and Secret Hotel presents an artist talk with our residents Karine Bonneval (F), Susanne Marieke Vogel, and Kuai Shen (D/EC) at Aros Art Museum in the atelier at level 3.
18.30-19.15: KARINE BONNEVAL AND SUSANNE MARIEKE VOGEL
Karine Bonneval is a French visual artist, based in the middle of France. Her work focuses on ‘plant otherness’ and the complex and specific interactions, which link humans and plants.
In her sculptures and installations, we are immersed in a world of organic forms with strong fictional power, where new combinations of vocabularies and techniques go hand in hand with the marriage of art and science. Karine will invite us on a journey going through both the history of science and her own personal background.
In her residency, Karine will be working with local researcher and PhD Susanne M. Vogel (from Holland), who explores how to understand elephant behaviour around agricultural fields by looking at their movement decision and how they eat crops.
Observing plants and how different species interact with them is what links the work of Karine and Susanne – zooming in on plant movements, and zooming out on how humans and elephants try to coexist amongst crops and wild vegetation.
19.30-20:00 KUAI SHEN
Kuai Shen is in residency during October in Viborg, and will also shortly present at this event.
He is a media artist and ant lover from Ecuador, working in both South-America and Germany. His techno-ecological installations reflect on the interspecies relationship between ants and humans. He works with these as a metaphor for a post-human ecology, in which mutualisms between artefacts and organisms take place. (A mutualism is a collaborations which is good for both parties).
ABOUT EARTHBOUND RESIDENCIES AND SYMPOSIUM
This artist talk is a part of the EARTHBOUND Residencies, organized by Secret Hotel.
“EARTHBOUND 2021 – Weaving with the More-than-Human” is a symposium happening September next year. With EARTHBOUND we create cross-over meetings between artists, researchers and other citizens, as well as with more-than-human creatures. Together we investigate what the climate emergency does to our worldviews, to how we human beings act, and how it affects the art spheres, the areas of scientific research and other social spheres.
Seven artists will take over the Groues neighborhood on Saturday, October 3: Karine Bonneval, Teresa Dillon, Elek Ember, Sean Hart, Josèfa Ntjam, the Fredandco Company and Fabian Knecht.
Like the roots of the wild plants of the Groues, their creations unfold in the city in progress: luminous installations, immersive experiences, sensory devices, traveling trees and other magical meditations.
An urban and naturalist stroll through a series of works that question our relationship to the living whole.
What if the Earth, finally, was at the center?
? DEPARTURE: Continuous from the Nanterre-Préfecture train station from 7:00 pm to 12:30 am. ? Exit Terrasses de l'Arche
? ARRIVAL: Jardin urbain Vive Les Groues, 290 rue de la Garenne, Nanterre. Bar and performances until 1:00 am.
Proposed by Le Twist, equipment in prefiguration worn by Mains d'Œuvres, LaMain9-3.0, Creative Valley and Ville de Nanterre. All this, of course, at Vive Les Groues!
In partnership with BNP Paribas Immobilier Résidentiel, Marignan, Actes IF, TRAM, Métropole du Grand Paris, Ville de Nanterre, La Société du Grand Paris and Paris La Défense.
?Commissariat : Fazette Bordage - Thomas Charil.
?Production : Romain Semeteys, Lukasz Drygas
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Karine Bonneval and Chloé Silbano present a series of paintings and sculptures that revolve around ways of being on earth; territories, uses, tools. This dialogue between their practices began last year with the exhibition Dé-jardiner, at Gr_und, in Berlin.
Through a journey to the garden-city of the French La noue-Clos neighborhood in Montreuil, in Seine-Saint-Denis, we explore the construction of a territory to be re-imagined, the possibility of creating a more harmonious space of cohabitation that would take into account the diversity of life forms, our existential and cultural singularities. Listening to an eggplant leaf or a bee, planting salads, building a hut, screwing, sawing, listening to the sound of earthworms, as small steps to transform our relationships with multiple existences, recognizing our interdependencies and apprehending new "Ways of being alive" * more humble and welcoming * B.Morizot.
This sound object, between documentary and essay, explores our links to the living and gives voice to life in its most vivid expression: a sound composition of human and non-human activities and languages, on an inhabited territory that is as much geographical as it is relational. This sound exploration of the living world goes from the macro to the micro, from the sky to the subsoil, and from all terrestrial activities of construction and communication. A kind of sensitive and experimental attempt to question the quality of our presence in the world as inhabitants.
Directed by Cécile Funke, with the participation of the artist Karine Bonneval, the initiator of the urban farm project Jean-Roch Bonnin, Dominique and Magda from the association On sème tous, bearer of the urban farm project, Fatia and the inhabitants of the neighborhood met along the way, the children and animators of the Maison de Quartier and Cléo.
Excerpts Readings by Cécile Funke: Manners of Being Alive, Baptiste Morizot, Walking with the Dragons, Tim Ingold and Brochure of the urban farm project.
By Cléo: Etiquettes of the sounds " Ecouter la terre " by Karine Bonneval
Dendromiacy (in intimacy with the tree), directed in collaboration with Claire Damesin, ecophysiologist, in the selection of Théo De Lyanis from the Collective Jeune Cinéma for the Jeu de Paume.
Swarming humus, crackling glaciers, crystalline symphonies... When the artists reveal the soundtrack of the planet, our ears discover an unknown world.
Cartoon Chronicle # 46
Drawings: Cathy Beauvallet
Text: Dominique Delajot
Arteppes, Mikado art center, Annecy
opening on Thursday 12 March at 6.30 pm
exhibition from March 12 to April 25
Sarah Battaglia and Karine Bonneval
"Concordance is the salt of the wild life, which makes its adventure on earth exciting. (...) An anthropomorphism of symbiosis. "Guillaume Logé, Wild Renaissance
"Embracing your shadow in a dream
my bones bent like flowers."
Alejandra Pizarnik, Approximations, Bueno Aires 1956-1958
Concordanse sauvage is this sensitive dialogue that is danced between the animal and plant world. Lulled by the delicate curves of nature in perpetual motion, the exhibition is lived and revealed, with harmony, through the universe of two women artists, Karine Bonneval and Sarah Battaglia.
The bone, inserted by the presence of the ceramic bundle, makes the link between plant and vertebrate beings. In my imagination the bone is present in the forest, in the subsoil, it makes the link with the vegetable kingdom.
Plants have a different way of being in the world than we do. How do we move with them?
How can we listen to what is happening around us, but also under our feet?
Radio DW Akademie
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.