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Gilles Bruni, accompanied with Arnaud de la
Residence organised by the Loire-Atlantique Departemnet in
the castle of Clisson.
the current recognition taken into account of the fragility of
environment and the abandonment of the job of weed killers. Vegetation
found the way of the ruins. Prendant two in residence, Gilles Bruni
accompanied with Arnaud de la Cotte noticed and accompanied this flora
and these grasses so often named bad. From their laboratory a plant
arrangement appeared, subtle game of landscapes composed of lines,
colours, valleys, mountains and caves.
Virginie Bourget, artistic direction
Exhibition : august - october 2012
in a medieval castle ruins it, used as plant in plan
landscapist of François-Frederick Lemot at the beginning of the 19th
century, areas of the castle become the place of interventions often
Dates : first step realised between april and july 2012.
Materials: stones, stocks of larch, stems of osier, dead branches harvested by larch, burnt iron thread.
année 1: 11 stations : The flower
beds 2 // The platform of the staking (plants): flags // The bastion of the gardener // Willows put in pots // The Rome's ruin (la ruine-de-Rome ) // The hill in the cairns 2 // The veduta. (double point of view // The valley of grasses
2 // The plant beds // The
landscape of Astéracées of the tags // The rock-mountain.
Dimensions of in situ: variables, undetermined: installations divided inside the castle.
Members of the laboratory
Virginie Bourget and the team of La Garenne Lemot :
the gardeners,the personnel and the art mediators of the castle - Amaury
Bourget, sound artist - Laurence
Caron, herbalist - Bruno Corneille et François Liorzou, teachers form Lycée Jules Rieffel - Guillaume
Péron, David Picard and Marek Niel,
Rivallin, Noémie de la
Cotte, assistants - Jean-Louis
Vincendeau, historian of the art of gardens - Laurence
Neuveu, bookseller - Yoann le
Clair, graphist - Close to us: Liliane, Nathalie, Clément,
Corentin, Léobin, Bérénice, Elsa, Laëtitia, Olivier, Emmanuelle, Gilbert,
Johann, Léo, Anne, Louann, Luc, Michel, Alain, Pascale.
"Almost invisible gardens"
Bruni goes for a walk in the castle of Clisson squatted very close to
the soil to notice and to accompany the rarer or common plant which
came here spontaneously. He is not here incidentally, for more than
twenty years he accomplishes environmental installations with Marc
Babarit then the only one or in new companies in France or abroad.
On the occasion of artists' residence in the castle he is in moat or
elsewhere in search of advantageous places to be revealed in what he
names a "vegetal Arrangement"..
respectful interventions of the place and what saw in fervent consent
and reception of the most modest plants there, he does not search the
spectacular it is least that it is possible to say, some "micro
landscapes" are even qualified as "almost invisible".
this time he is accompanied by Arnaud de la Cotte and this experience
is progressive over several years, one " work in progress " therefore
which leaves in plants the necessary time to be known several seasons
to become established on their good place.
Good surprise: one of the plants met there
recalls in his name the Rome's ruin, (Cymbalaria muralis, particularly
named Ruins of Rome), when poem joins botany.
An important part of this job is listening
and exchanges with the users of the place, the public but also of
course the gardeners; respectful listening of job and pedagogic
explanation which is appropriate.
Jean-Louis Vincendeau, BUD-UP (28 juil 2012)
[ + ] La chambre aux plantes - 2012
[ + ] Le paysage des astéracées - 2012