Eat the soil

September 28, 2019
Eat the soil

culinary performance
as part of the "Tilting of the Worlds" exhibition
Saturday, September 28th at 12pm at the Maison du conte
Free on reservation: 01 56 56 34 08 37

La maison du conte, 8 Albert Thuret Street, 94550 Chevilly-Larue
By RER: RER B to Bourg-la-Reine station (15 mn from Châtelet). Then bus 192 (direction Rungis market): departure from the "Mairie de Bourg-La-Reine" stop. Get off at the stop "Jean Mermoz / Général de Gaulle".
By the TVM: Stop at "Mairie de Chevilly-Larue" (TVM to be taken, among others from the RER A Saint Maur Créteil, metro line 8 Créteil Université, RER C Choisy-le-roi, RER D Pompadour and RER B Antony - Croix de Berny). Then 10 min walk, or bus 192 (direction Robinson) or 131 (direction Rungis / La fraternelle RER): departure from the "Mairie de Chevilly-Larue" stop. Get off at the next stop "Jean Mermoz / Général de Gaulle".
By metro: Line 7 to "Villejuif-Louis-Aragon" (terminus), then bus 286, stop "Jean-Mermoz / Général-de-Gaulle". Or bus 131 or 186 at Porte d'Italie, stop "Jean-Mermoz / Général-de-Gaulle".
By car from Paris: 15 minutes from the Italian gate.

site Maison du conte

Basculement des mondes

September 27, 2019
Basculement des mondes

Exhibition at the Maison des arts plastiques Rosa Bonheur
From September 27 to November 15, 2019

Cécile Beau, Karine Bonneval, Charlotte Charbonnel, Jérémy Gobé
curators: Pauline Lisowski and Fabienne Leloup

Opening Friday, September 27 at 6:30 pm
Followed by a dance performance by Emilie Pouzet around the Vertimus project
A performance-exploration of plant organizations and movements to invite us to change our perceptions of the natural elements and decompartmentalize, open up and expand our relationship with living things.
Maison des arts plastiques Rosa Bonheur
34 rue Henri cretté – Chevilly Larue
Tél. : 01 56 34 08 37
Free entry
Monday - Tuesday: 2pm-7pm / Wednesday - Thursday - Friday: 2pm-5.30pm / Saturday: 2pm-6pm
Access: RER B "Bourg la Reine" + bus 192, station "Eglise de Chevilly-Larue".
Metro line 7 "Villejuif Louis Aragon" + bus 286, station "Lallier"
Metro line 7 "Porte d'Italie" + bus 131, station "Les Coquelicots".

site MAPRB

artist talk

July 17, 2019
artist talk

Artist talk and roundvisit,
Maltfabrikken, Ebeltoft,
We invite you to share a drink in the new Maltfabrikken art buildings, and you will be the first to be invited to visit the place and participate in the first artistic event!
The French artist Karine Bonneval, resident of the Secret Hotels Earthwise centre in Bogens, will be at the Malting House to present her work. Karine is working on the "Vertimus" project, which focuses on the plant complexity and on the interactions between humans and plants. What if we could hear the mushrooms grow? Or exchange breaths with the trees?

Come, listen, discover with us and tour the buildings of Spritnye with its different sites, its workshops and its artists' residences

Registration at // S.U. 16/7

UN/GREEN Naturally Artificial Intelligences

July 5, 2019
UN/GREEN  Naturally Artificial Intelligences

RIXC Art-Sciences Festival
and Open Fields Conferences
The Lavtian National Museum of Art
Riga, Lettonie
Thursday July 4th, 5 pm
Ungreening Greenness and Naturally Artificial Intelligences
Public keynotes and artist talk : Jens HAUSER, Luc STEELS et Karine BONNEVAL

Friday 5th, 6pm [color=#000000][font=Arial]18h[/font][/color]
UN/GREEN Exhibition vernissage de l'exposition
The Latvian National Museum of Art / The Art Academy of Latvia
commissaires : Jens Hauser, Ras Smite, Raitis Smits

website Public conferences
website exhibition

Plant me

June 26, 2019
Plant me

 26th of juine
Gr_und, Berlin
Guz is a headdress for a plant and a musician.
The Guzmania and Emmanuel Hubaut (Les Tétines Noires, Dead Sexy, Pest Modern) play together in a deliberately minimal set up, consisting of an electric guitar and some analogical effects.
Going to the end of anthropomorphisation, Plant me is a performance where the plant "speaks", in relation to Emmanuel's guitar improvisations, for an attempt at communication and hybridization tinged with irony.

At 9pm, Gr_und, Seestraße 49, 13347 Berlin

Se planter Naturellement, Malakoff en fête

June 22, 2019
Se planter Naturellement, Malakoff en fête

Se planter
A proposal from Karine Bonneval and the Studio Décalé

Inspired by the films on the movement of plants as they straighten up, Emilie Pouzet proposes a sensitive and sensory journey through the dance gesture. This workshop will be based on the observation-organization of the plant movement. In the meantime, it will be a question of exploring together different movement organizations in order to visit, taste and then activate a dance with and for plants. These notions and discoveries of movements in dialogue with the plant thus invite us to change our perceptions of the natural elements and decompartmentalize / open / widen our relationship with life.

Trained as a graphic designer and dancer, these practices have singularly enriched her field of research between the visual arts and dance. Émilie Pouzet develops performances, installations and videos that question the body and its possible paths of representation.

Conference bent in the wind: this reading is performed by Karen Houle, in an invitation to sink into the posture of a plant subjected to the elements. The reader and her audience must then adapt their position and listening to this unpublished text by the philosopher and poetess teacher in Guelph, Ontario. Plants move, plants use very specific skills and analyses of their environment to adapt. Together we will experience it through all our senses.

Saturday at 2 p.m.: body practice workshops, se planter / 6 p.m.: conference in the wind
Sunday at 2 p.m.: body practice workshops, se planter  / 5 p.m.: conference in the wind



June 7, 2019

From June 7 to 28 2019
Seestr. 49 / 13347 Berlin-Wedding

Wed-Sat, 4pm-7pm and by appointment

Curators Karine Bonneval / Delphine Marinier

June 7: Opening as part of the Rendez-vous im Garten,
from 7:00 pm; performance by Chloé Silbano
June 8: Reading by Karen Houle, 5:30 pm
June 21: Myriel Milicevic and Nina Blume, Bike Tour
June 26: Emmanuel Hubaut, musical performance
June 27: Between Us and Nature - A Reading Club
(Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, environmental & cultural manager) in cooperation with Zabrsikie- Buchladen für Kultur & Natur, 19h30 - 21h30,
in English language, rvsp only: by 26 june.



May 31, 2019

From May 31 th to June 2nd
Culinary performance in the Jouvenel parc
may 31st and June 1st

Naturality...back to artifice.
And the city becomes nature, landscape, wild again...
From Alphonse Daudet Wood'sTown's fantastic tale, in which a community of migrants to America tries to build a city between river and forest but quickly encounters the hostility and invasive power of nature, Cahors Juin Jardins 2019 proposes a new theme as an interrogation: Naturalities, the return to artifice? What is naturality today? A nature that emerges spontaneously? A dynamic process not thwarted by man? A primordial forest? A primitive state of the Environment without human influence? A concept of Wilderness* designating the landscape in a supposed natural state... Does it not rather designate the guilt of man who, seeing the impact of his actions on the planet and fearing the consequences, advocates a fantasized return to nature? Or rather a use of artifice?

I will present three times a tasting ritual around the pieces listen to the earth. A culinary performance realized in collaboration with Ingrid Paul, Jérome Moulinou and Claudine Boyer.


A Tree Sound Walk Workshop

May 23, 2019
A Tree Sound Walk Workshop

as part of the artist residency of Dé-Jardiner’s event

Thursday 23th May 2019, 6 - 7.30pm

Go to gr_und to discover an artwork revealing the breathing of the tree made in collaboration with scientists. Karine Bonneval will then propose an unusual discovery of trees with bio acoustic tools in the surroundings of the gallery.

Meeting point: gr_und, Seestr. 49, 13347 Berlin-Wedding
Starting time: 6pm
Max. 12 people
No participation fee
Enquiry and registration:


April 30, 2019

The Forum for Philosophy
30 April | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE , London

Philosophers have long assumed that plants are inferior to humans and animals: static, inert, and unreflective. But recent scientific advances suggest that we may have underestimated plants. They can process information, solve problems, and communicate. We explore what plants can teach us about intelligence and agency, and ask whether plants think.

Karine Bonneval
Visual Artist

Paco Calvo
Director, Minimal Intelligence Lab, University of Murcia

Tom Greaves
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, UEA

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London