The course opens on a dome with a earthy aspect, placed at bust height on large wooden legs. Here and there « grows » a small bouquet of mushrooms, essential elements of biodiversity and essential to the forest ecosystem. The piece is entitled Anents, named after the songs that the Achuar, a population of the Amazon, are used to address to all living things, especially plants. « For them, they are living beings in the same way as humans and animals, » explains Karine Bonneval. Through my research, I realized that this was something that was recurrent in different cultures, especially among people living in the tropical belt. « Invited to slip under the dome, « to put his head in the ground », the visitor can listen to some of these songs dedicated to millet, yucca or rice. Evoking also the raw clay constructions, the piece pays tribute to this intelligence of the local, « where we will build with the material we have at our disposal » and to ecological common sense, both simple and effective.
Les sens tout en poésie de Karine Bonneval et Julie Fortier, Samantha Deman, march 7th 2018 in Artshebdomedias, about the show Comme un frisson assoupi Micro onde