The sun, the earth, water... Mankind tends to have a feeling of ownership over the world, to control, dominate and shape it, but the constant movements generated by natural phenomena can overturn human projections.
This observation triggers a new understanding of the environment that brings into question our view of a neat, clear-cut world and unites this with the ever-fluctuating elements. Here, movements are the result of an impact... In response to a universal principle, this generates a wave. This wave transforms the garden’s uniform layout, created by man. Time stands still and the wave becomes frozen. The place changes dramatically. Visitors can expect a very original experience. Right angles and waves come together in a space where grid-like layouts and curved designs go hand-in-hand, enhance one another and harmonise with plantations in circular formations and raised beds. The garden is inspired by natural phenomena: the different layers make the space appear bigger, the production area is increased, mounds appear proudly, and a circular object naturally emerges.
This plot of land that man thought to control is transformed by nature. The possibilities stretch out before us. These observations invite us to venture forth and explore and interact with the environment.
COLLECTIF PRISE DE TERRE -Frédéric FAUGAS, expert colourist and matierist, Guilhem TOLL, visual artist, Gérald GUERIN, visual artist, Philippe RICHERT, designer, Thibault MARTINEZ, creation and maintenance of parks and gardens, Rémy DANIEL, gardener/market gardener, Martial BERTHIER, musician, Pauline PICON, visual artist and Carine BLOUET, visual artist-
Carine Blouet, visual artist, mixed practices and techniques, performances, sculptures, paintings and installations.
Frédéric Faugas is qualified in environmental education and is a member of the Graine Aquitaine association in Bordeaux. He has a professional Materialist, Colourist in Wall Decoration baccalaureate from Albi (European School of Art and Materials). He works in creation, construction and restoration, and the use of diverse materials including mud, chalk and plaster, mainly for eco-friendly housing. He has been working with mud for many years.
Gérald Guerin has a Higher National Diploma in visual expression from the École des Beaux-Arts in Dunkirk and Bordeaux, and is a founding member of Prise de terre. He is a builder and restorer of eco-friendly housing. He has been creating terracotta sculptures for around fifteen years for temporary installations.
Guilhem Toll is a visual artist. He has studied performing arts, applied arts, fine arts and electroacoustics. He is a sculptor of machine-operated artworks with movement and sound. Today, his work is focussed on the production of artworks, exhibitions, concerts and multi-disciplinary, collective and educational artistic projects.
Martial Berthier is multi-skilled. He is a street art enthusiast, decorator, musician, pyrotechnician, artisan in building renovation and a fan of electric contraptions, to name but a few.
Pauline Picon is a visual artist, and studied visual arts at Bordeaux University. Today she is a sculptor and an assembler. She is also a building restorer.