“Espace vert, a link to life through experimentation” presented by Unknown presenters


Session Title:

  • Architectures – Territories (artist talks)

Presentation Title:

  • Espace vert, a link to life through experimentation

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Imaginaries




  • Espace vert is an installation-workshop that develops as it is presented and participated in. In a space resembling a chemistry laboratory, entirely lit with green light at 550 nanometers, participants are invited to experience the extraction process, crushing with a pestle, decantation with alcohol, filtration, evaporation, all in order to create the chlorophyll ink of a plant that they will have previously picked in the area. Under this green light, the participants create a set of botanical drawings of each plant, using the chlorophyll extracted from the plant itself as the only pigment. This green dye decomposes under white light, as chlorophyll is photosensitive to red and blue light. Only green light can preserve its color. A work on the nomenclature of colors is carried out collectively and the colors are listed. The participants are asked to share their personal connection to plants around a ‘chat table’. This installation on the vulnerability of plants aims to provide an immersive space in which to come up with new narratives on the common imagination and trans-species relations, as well as relocating human-plant encounters to this new, green-lit environment, where memories can be shared, and new experiences had.