Glaneuses et Vers de Terre
Glaneuses et Vers de Terre starts from the impulse of cultivating other ways of relating to landscapes. Landscape can be understood like a ‘spectacle’, something to observe from the ‘outside’. But it can also be experienced as something one is absorbed by. In this project, we develop artistic gestures that help understand our bodies in connection with the soils and skies. We are inspired by the idea of ‘living off landscape’ (vivre de paysage), understanding it as unlimited resources for contemplation, sensorial experiences, and dreams.
In line with the vision of the landscape as a whole, we seek for what grows just beyond the edges, past the horizon: what grows on the side. Concretely, this means we are bending over to look for wild edible plants. We observe these plants (often not desired in controlled urban contexts) and, informed by a botanist we follow their tracks. We let these plants guide us. Our interest in what grows on the side is also a social concern. We are informed and learn from groups of people who live differently than from standardized paths.
concept: Emilie Gallier and Nina Boas
in conversation with: Nienke Terpsma (Fucking Good Art), Camille Gerbeau
thanks to the support of: DAS Research Development Funds (Amsterdam), Association Les Minières, Nuits des Forets 2022
photos by S.Duhamel, june 2022