*The Peripatetic Tour of the Nelson Mandela Garden in Paris
Nelson Mandela Garden
Les Halles, Paris
May 17th 2023, 12:00 - 13:15 CET
Free by registration, limited number of participants
/The Traveling Plant /has been selected for ISEA Paris and
is thrilled to discover the Nelson Mandela Garden, laying
right /above/ the ISEA venue, at the very centre of the
City. Under the guidance of artist Eva-Maria Lopez and with
the active participation of ISEA attendees and free
audience, in the now traditional art and science
methodologies of /fieldtrips /and /walkspaces, The Traveling
Plant /is walked through five Stations to uncover a new
understanding of this specific designed urban environment.
Eva-Maria Lopez is reading the garden through some selected
plants and areas, bringing to the forefront stories
—historical, economical, political and botanical— that the
plants are embodying. The Tour is part of her project /The
Gentlemen in my garden./
/The Veridical Travel Around The World of A True Imaginary
Plant/traces the voyage of a plant —real, artificial or
fictitious— around the world, telling its own story, the
stories of other plants and living creatures (other than
human and humans) it encounters, of whom and what it meets.
Initiated in 2020, /The Traveling Plant/ (/TP /for short)
started its voyage in the Kepler's Garden of Ars Electronica
before going to Barcelona and Evora in 2021.
*Eva-Maria Lopez*, is an artist working with the themes of
nature, ecology and their historical contexts. In her
projects, she explores the relationship between object and
environment. Her sensitivity to the destruction of natural
habitats and resources, as well as socially anchored
structures in contemporary societies, is highly visible. In
her work, Lopez places various realities in new contexts and
thereby make them visible.
The Traveling Plant Team: Annick Bureaud, Tatiana
Kourochkina, Marta de Menezes, Claudia Schnugg, Robertina
The meeting point will be communicated closer to the event
to the registered participants.
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