• BOTANY AND THE LAWS OF MOTION


CELESTE BOURSIER-MOUGENOT 

REVOLUTIONS 2015

French Pavillion Venice Biennale 2015

Photo: H.Bowden-Jones 

A large Scotch pine roams the area of land just outside the Pavillion. Inside, a further two trees is free to move silently while visitors recline on rubber floors and relax watching this surreal tree dance.  It has been described as a 'choreographic alchemy' by the exhibition's leaflet. 

The trees move due to  the variations in sap flow and  the changes in light.  In moving they produce a sound which creates a backdrop to the relaxing open air pavillion. 

A must see if you are planning to visit the Biennale this year.