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By Emmanuelle Lequeux

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At some point she was roaming the Siberian tundra, "This brief earth, which freezes right down to – 40 ° C, the place not a tree grows", when a naturalist with whom she was collaborating identified to her a wierd phenomenon, a kind of miracle: "It was a willow, however utterly creeping: it nearly blended with the earth. However certainly a tree, which however survived on land the place there’s none. He made a really sturdy impression on me, and jogged my memory of how important bushes are. "

"Like many individuals, I like dwelling with bushes, in an actual neighborhood expertise, it opens up every kind of fields of notion"

Ariane Michel didn’t want this assembly to have a presentiment of it: uncommon are the artists as delicate as she to all of the kingdoms of nature. The quivering animal, the agitation of a stone, the resistance of crops… These themes intersect in every of the movies that the plastic artist shoots everywhere in the planet, from the Arctic to Mongolia. On this delicate world map, which she explores with a want to method others "Facilities of the world", the tree performs a particular function. "Like many individuals, I like dwelling with bushes, in an actual neighborhood expertise, it opens up every kind of fields of notion".

She skilled it fairly lately, when she climbed the pear tree in her vegetable backyard within the depths of Finistère. "I used to be perched excessive sufficient to reap the pears, alone with him, for 2 hours. {That a} tree nourishes you, it’s already a present, very highly effective. And after some time, I actually felt the tree vibrate beneath my fingers. Possibly it's the wind, possibly I “acquired into” one thing with the beast? "

"Entanglement of each degree of existence"

Regardless of the reply, the principle factor is on this feeling of symbiosis, this "To develop into widespread" that Ariane Michel preaches every day and explores from movie to movie. In his eyes, a forest is rather more than a spot to stroll: a mannequin of the symbiosis of beings, from which people may ideally be impressed. "I used to be very struck by studying Satan's weed and little smoke, by Carlos Castaneda (Pocket, 2012). He talks about his expertise with the crops he smokes, however above all about this whole being made up of the crops in every area. We’ve got positioned our individualistic imaginative and prescient on the tree so much, having an anthropocentric gaze on these supposedly remoted beings; however the tree is a part of a dwelling complete, it’s an entanglement of each degree of existence, from the smallest particle. "

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