Artist: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Venue: The French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Exhibition Title: All the World’s Futures
Date: May 9 – November 22, 2015
Photos by Contemporary Art Daily
With rêvolutions by artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, accompanied by the exhibit’s Curator, Emma Lavigne, the French Pavilion of the Venice Biennale has been transformed into an organic, dreamlike isle.
Under the glass roof, with the Pavilion’s flight and tree-lined lanes of the Giardini, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has rolled out the choreography of three mobile trees moving according to their metabolism, the varying flow of their sap and their sensitivity when going from shadow to light.
By producing brand new connections between natural and technological elements, the artist experiments with unpredictable relations between nature and culture, freeing them from their determinism, bringing them to a new state of nature. The French Pavilion is thus transformed into an open theater, a refuge to which visitors are invited to observe the movement of these trees and become immersed in a unique environment made from the sound produced by neighboring trees, generated by electric rustling.