Espace Arlaud by Anne-Lise Saillen Trees have a dialogue with science

In this interdisciplinary exhibition, the works of the visual artist testify to a creative power, a subtle mirror of plant life.

One of the smaller formats in the series “Trees and Poets” by Vaud Anne Lise Silen.

Anne Lis Celine

“Trees in winter fascinate me because there is always tension, energy spreading through their branches. I love observing their lines. It’s a mirror of the man, vertically,” Ann Lise Celen explains in the first room of her gallery dedicated to the forest. Imagine a food artist, and the trees tomorrow? Espace Arlaud’s desire, for the first time in his artistic career, to enter the scientific world. “I started from my own questions about trees to form the materials that are also nourished by the books of specialists such as the Swiss forest engineer Ernst Zürcher or the Italian scientist Stefano Mancuso.” The result is an exhibit with a double reading: In each room, the works are accompanied by reflections on these large plants’ means of communication, their resources, or their place in the ecosystem so that the visitor can read them in parallel in a small brochure.

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