ENTRE-LA (IN BETWEEN)
by Hélène Pepin - Pépin Paysages - L'Oseraie du Possible vannerie - Kim Cao Artiste (France). In an urban environment, a timeless spiral form. This garden will take the inquisitive viewer into different worlds, with places that remind them of where they came from, who they are and where they are going.
ENTRE-LA (IN BETWEEN)
By Hélène Pepin - Pépin Paysages - L'Oseraie du Possible vannerie - Kim Cao Artiste (France)
In an urban environment, a timeless spiral form. This garden will take the inquisitive viewer into different worlds, with places that remind them of where they came from, who they are and where they are going. "Astonishing Views" is repeated in form and content.
What outlook do we want for our living environment? All dimensions are there, in space and time, to find new opportunities for the future of the living world.
A vanishing point draws the audience into some undergrowth. The foliage becomes smaller and smaller, evoking the bluish backdrop of the sky. The visitors then stand under the shadows of intertwined foliage, dancing between the vines while being anchored to the ground by roots. Then they enter a tunnel, where the vegetation seems to have been woven by living beings. Strange shapes form with the emergence of nests, cocoons and webs. Black holes, then glass holes furtively open onto the city.
The universe shrinks, to enter the "mother" garden, in a dome (earth) facing the perfect mother of nature: the tree, which connects the sky and the earth. It can also be seen through its reflection in the water, it traces its course in the ground. This is a perspective on the Garden of Eden. And then, through a gap, visitors gradually exit towards the city, yet another opening towards a vanishing point.
We have selected drought-resistant plant species. The team is concerned about water conservation. The water feature faces north, in the shade of the dome tree It is intended that the garden will remain on the site, or be located in a public space, to share this parallel universe. It is built with materials that are mostly locally sourced and biodegradable, leaving no trace (bamboo, wicker from the Alpes Maritimes Var, Hautes-Alpes).
In particular, the creative team hopes that the wicker structures will be used by interested citizens in public gardens, as a space "in between". If the garden doesn't remain on the site, the structures are designed to be moved. When the garden is dismantled, the plants will either be reused in other projects or by local associations. Other components, such as the shredded materials, can be reused as mulch for the garden beds of the neighbouring communes.
Non-biodegradable elements will be reused for gardens and community projects: iron for pergolas, concrete blocks for neighbouring construction sites, the pond liner for a pond in the community garden.
Project designers : Pepin Hélène, Mannaioni Florian, Bosch Pierre, Cao Kim
The formation of this team for this festival was born out of a common love, a passion for Landscape, Basketry and Land Art. The team is made up of landscape gardeners from the Pépin Landscapes company, the "Oseraie du Possible des vanniers de France" association, a multi-talented land artist and the expertise of the "Compagnons du Devoir" (Institute for Nature, Garden and Landscape Trades). Together they will have the pleasure of creating a garden to combine these sensory and artistic techniques.
Pepin paysages : Garcia Léanne, Agnano Vincent
L'oseraie du possible : Brezzo Alain, Brisot Hervé, Grifoll Aleix, Klaus alexandra, Lebon Séverine, Llado laure, Navon violette, Guichard Jean-Luc
Compagnons du devoir : Nicollet nans, Guion Leli, Onillon Emilien, Agasse Axel, Pettini Sarah, Nieto Hoani, apprenti campus Vert d’Azur.
- Les Compagnons du Devoir
- La pépinière Botanique de la Madone
- Vivre en bois
- Société Provençale de Paysage
- L'oseraie du possible