Maisondelaculture is happy to be back at the Marais de Bourges! For this second edition, we have invited three women artists to question - each in her own way - our relationship with plants.
Laurence Bernard imagines a legend according to which, every spring, two stones from the Yèvre and one from the Voiselle join together on the plot of land opposite the Courcillière to transform themselves. Installed in the axis of the cathedral, an edifice of embroidered bodies will be progressively invaded by climbing plants, giving way to a moving silhouette dependent on the flora and the elements. With this installation entitled Une échappée, Laurence Bernard questions nature's capacity to take over from humans and to reappropriate them over the course of the months.
Karine Bonneval created Vertimus*, an installation of performative pieces for trees and humans that invites visitors to look at the landscape while anchored to the ground, like a plant. She collaborates with the INRA PIAF in Clermont-Ferrand and Studio Décalé, who are developing a reflection on the adaptive behaviour of plants. The sculptures of postures, created in collaboration with the maisondelaculture workshop in Bourges, are a kind of practicable apparatus, inviting us to recompose our movements according to external demands. To try to become a plant for a moment.
* This project is supported by the Carasso Foundation.
Francine Michel works with clay in colombins that she superimposes one on top of the other like automatic writing to create a form that will be coloured and fired at high temperature and will thus become its own entity. Her installation in the marshes is about the interaction of dwellings in nature and questions about a balanced cohabitation. She questions the relationship between nature and buildings. Does the tree have a place in the city and what space is reserved for it? Trees in parks? Where does everyone fit in?
Visits to the works of Francine Michel (Les arbres) and Karine Bonneval (le petit Vertimus) are free.
The works Vertimus and Une échappée can be visited by appointment on Wednesdays from 14 April onwards by contacting Zoé on 02 48 67 74 60 (firstname.lastname@example.org)