Le sas, science-art-society group - The Features of pollen
FR

The Features of pollen

Polyptych of twenty suspended sculptures in grogged sandstone (20-60 cm) with interactive visual and sound projections

The diversity of plants was there, long before us. Born out of improbable encounters, mysterious adventures and unknown contributions, it is blown by the wind throughout the Earth. They are all transported from the anther to the stigma ensuring the continuity of the living.

Logo_des_Vues_de_l_esprit_blanc
[Ceramic concept] Nadia de Bernardi et Béatrice Albert
[Digital composition] Ikse Maître
[Sound composition] Vincent Hulot

Magnified, kneaded, sculpted, heated, twenty ceramic pollen grains are suspended in equilibrium in the air. They subsume the structural and functional richness still present in nature. Experienced in a soundscape, while the air is blowing and the images they capture are being projected, they let us grasp a simple or complex beauty that is intended for the production of the living. Thus, it is with their heads in the air that curious passers-by discover these grains, raw and structured in the daylight, textured and enriched at night time. Every grain of pollen tells a story. One self, ours.

img1

Passiflora

Pedicularis

Bituminaria

Dianthus

Cyclamen

Cyperus

Bellis

Vanilla

Sarcococca

Myosotis

Acer

Stylochaeton

Urtica (1)

Nymphaea

Basella (1)

Scabiosa (2)

Cannabis

Bessera

Narcissus

The Features of pollen is a creation des Vues de l’esprit; an opening of Le  sas, groupe science-art-société; a production by La métonymie, incollaboration with ESE and BioMaps, in partnership with CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay and the support of IDEEV.

Work in progress


Scenography

They are twenty suspended and informed in a first intention towards the public. With a double suspension system, they can be hung high up on a structure indoors or on a tree outdoors. Outdoors or indoors, they invite to a walk with the head up in the air. This choice of exhibition places the visitors in a slight imbalance, in an unusual dynamic that echoes the imbalances that anthropocene, human induced in nature.

L air du pollen - scénographie

Indoor scenography, visual, sound and digital composition - sketch

L'Air du pollen - Scénographie en intérieur

Outdoor scenography, visual, sound and digital composition - sketch

Le_sas_generique_noir_bicube72_palindrome