Sep 04

Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection

Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin)
Esplanade des Récréations, Meyrin, Switzerland

What is our relationship to the earth today? Whether in art through the exhibition (re)connecting.earth or among city dwellers through the practice of urban gardening, there is a common desire to find a new connection with the earth. Why not listen to what the earth has to say to us?

The whole program is free!

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15:00

Welcome and presentation of the project (re)connecting.earth and of the day with Valérie Favre, artist and professor at the Berlin School of Fine Arts (UDK) and Bernard Vienat, curator of the exhibition and director of the association art-werk.

https://www.valeriefavre.net/

https://www.art-werk.ch/fr

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15:30 - 16:15

Guided tour of the exhibition by Mikhail Rojkov, on the theme From artistic practices to political demands.

Mikhail Rojkov is assistant curator of the project and activist, Extinction Rebellion's member

https://www.xrebellion.ch

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16:15 - 17:00

Writing workshop on the theme of environmental issues based on the art instruction Social Peace by Valérie Favre.

https://reconnecting.earth/fr/instructions/valerie-favre-social-peace/

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17:00 - 18:00

Participatory conference

What can we learn from urban gardens?

With as main speaker

Joëlle Salomon Cavin - Geographer, lecturer and researcher at the University of Lausanne and associate researcher at the Ladyss (CNRS), whose teachings focus on territorial policies, initiation to research, urban agriculture and city-nature relations.

https://igd.unil.ch/salomon/

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18:15 - 19:15

Performance

Staging of dialogues written by the visitors of the exhibition and of this special day.

Actors :

Dardan Shabani is an actor from Geneva and a professional improvisation trainer, winner of the Cours Florent improvisation tournament in Paris in 2020.

Léonard Vautrin is also an actor and is currently training at the Ecole supérieure de théâtre de Lausanne, Les Teintureries.

https://impro-suisse.ch/team/profile/dardan-shabani

https://teintureries.ch/personnes/etudiants/classe-2022/leonard-vautrin/

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19:30 - 20:30

Screening of a documentary film

L'île aux oiseaux (Maya Kosa, Sergio da Costa, 2019)

Through the rediscovery of the world in a care centre for wild birds, Antonin opens up the field of possible actions undertaken for the conservation of local fauna and flora. In this familiar setting in the Geneva region (Genthod), on the border between town and country, lulled by the din of aeroplanes, both injured birds and suffering souls are rescued. A concrete example of the (re)connection between a human being and other living beings.

http://www.closeupfilms.ch/films/ile-aux-oiseaux/

Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection with Valérie Favre. 4. September 2021
Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection with Valérie Favre. 4. September 2021
Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection with Valérie Favre. 4. September 2021
Writing workshop based on the art instruction Social Peace by Valérie Favre – Mikhail Rojkov
Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection with Valérie Favre. 4. September 2021
Writing workshop based on the art instruction Social Peace by Valérie Favre – Mikhail Rojkov
Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection with Valérie Favre. 4. September 2021
Participatory conference What can we learn from urban gardens? with Joëlle Salomon Cavin – Mikhail Rojkov
Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection with Valérie Favre. 4. September 2021
Performance of dialogues written by the visitors – Mikhail Rojkov
Portrait of Valérie Favre – Bernard Vienat
Valérie Favre's artistic proposal, entitled Social Peace, for the exhibition (re)connecting.earth – Valérie Favre
Overview of the installation of the instruction Social Peace by Valérie Favre in Les Vergers, in Meyrin – Mikhail Rojkov
Portrait of Joëlle Salomon Cavin – Avis d'experts
Portrait of Dardan Shabani – Impro-suisse
Portrait of Leonard Vautrin – Les Teintureries
Portrait of Mikhail Rojkov – Fig Docher
Poster of the documentary L'île aux oiseaux – Close Up Films