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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in early 2023.

 

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The forest embassy flag
by Alan Tod
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Title:
The forest embassy flag

Author:
Alan Tod

Description:
The forest embassy is a collective performance inviting all forest-artist of the planet to give the forest the true place it deserves in our cultural patrimony. Leaded by Alan Tod (E.U.) and Alex Romania (U.S.A.), the forest embassy is dealing with the memory of land-art works by staging them in multimedia installations borrowing their symbols and protocols from states. The embassy contributes to the mythology of the intelligence of plants by shaping the various archives of the spaces conquered by the work. Beyond the educational relay, the Embassy transcends sculpture in establishing the new mythology between the wilderness, the landowner and forest-artist of the world. It invites artists to practice the art of planting forests and transmits methods. In fact, the artist finds himself negotiating with the owner of the part of the land dedicated to the open forest. From a technical point of view, the memorial are multimedia sculptures investigating the interplay between performance and land art using video, projection, official documentations and any archives as propaganda material for its action. The embassy exhibits accounts of land occupation by plants, propaganda videos, makes official documentaries, establish protocols of communication with plants and sends official letters. The flag represents the intelligent plant. It represents a seed roaming the ground and the sky radiating in a green horizon. Yellow symbolizes the energy and intelligence of the plant interacting both in the sky and in the ground. It is a shaping of a consciousness : The world of plants. The embassy is a narrative experience where the plant speaks. Through the exploration of indigenous myths and biology, the performance narrative draws on the work of contemporary biology. The design of the flag is a reference to the work of scientist Stefano Mancuso. It was made in collaboration with a French graphic designer Louise Anne Demory. The passionflower symbol is a reference to the work of the French botanist Francis Hallé. This visual serves as a formatting of memorial installations. It borrows the form of state symbols to question the territory. The performance borrows a diplomatic method in order to highlight the challenges of shaping new monuments.
Description:
The forest embassy is a collective performance inviting all forest-artist of the planet to give the forest the true place it deserves in our cultural patrimony. Leaded by Alan Tod (E.U.) and Alex Romania (U.S.A.), the forest embassy is dealing with the memory of land-art works by staging them in multimedia installations borrowing their symbols and protocols from states. The embassy contributes to the mythology of the intelligence of plants by shaping the various archives of the spaces conquered by the work. Beyond the educational relay, the Embassy transcends sculpture in establishing the new mythology between the wilderness, the landowner and forest-artist of the world. It invites artists to practice the art of planting forests and transmits methods. In fact, the artist finds himself negotiating with the owner of the part of the land dedicated to the open forest. From a technical point of view, the memorial are multimedia sculptures investigating the interplay between performance and land art using video, projection, official documentations and any archives as propaganda material for its action. The embassy exhibits accounts of land occupation by plants, propaganda videos, makes official documentaries, establish protocols of communication with plants and sends official letters. The flag represents the intelligent plant. It represents a seed roaming the ground and the sky radiating in a green horizon. Yellow symbolizes the energy and intelligence of the plant interacting both in the sky and in the ground. It is a shaping of a consciousness : The world of plants. The embassy is a narrative experience where the plant speaks. Through the exploration of indigenous myths and biology, the performance narrative draws on the work of contemporary biology. The design of the flag is a reference to the work of scientist Stefano Mancuso. It was made in collaboration with a French graphic designer Louise Anne Demory. The passionflower symbol is a reference to the work of the French botanist Francis Hallé. This visual serves as a formatting of memorial installations. It borrows the form of state symbols to question the territory. The performance borrows a diplomatic method in order to highlight the challenges of shaping new monuments.

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