During my ten-day residency, the idea is to imagine carpets for some of the plants that grow in Patricia Cartereau's studio.
To consider each plant as an individual in its own right, and according to its physiognomy, to make a carpet for it, a support to welcome it and contemplate it, from one individual to another.
The shapes are directly inspired by their movement, their graphics. The rugs are made from wool collected from visitors to the workshop, using a punch needle, a manual rug-making technique.
The shapes are also created to invite to take a particular position with the plant:
Sitting on the ground with the Calathea / Leaning against a table with the Maranta.
Every afternoon, a plant is chosen to be connected to a "plant music" tool that transforms the electrical signals emitted by the plant into music according to pre-established programmes.