at the Cartier Foundation during the preview press.
This art place is a glass case on several floors created by #jeannouvel and set between the arms of an almost wild greenery – in which are scattered beautiful and discreet contemporary sculptures – that makes me completely forget that I am in town.
I’m disconnecting… and almost forgot my laptop – part of my current life 😅 – on one of the garden tables. OMG !!
When I am there, I feel like I am lifting the lid that I sometimes feel above Paris and breathing like when I do my morning yoga. With deep and long exhalations.
Nature and art are outside and… inside.
When I read the title #nouslesarbres #wethetrees I imagined the cartoons I watched as a child in which they came to life and talked to us, with Wisdom, about the things of life.
Reading one of the explanations that tells us about the exhibition, I learn that the first known fossil forest dates back 385 million years and we humans have only existed for 300,000 years.
I also think that despite all the constraints we impose on Nature – there is a video that touched me a lot about deforestation due to agriculture and cattle breeding – it was there long before us and that it will (in what form, we’ll might see) certainly be there long after us.
I see the corruption of things as a process in formation and as the sailor who sometimes lives in me, I am not sure that we will succeed – even unconsciously – in defeating life on Earth.
I think more so that it is our own human life that we are actually putting at risk… I also really liked all the details provided by the curators of the exhibition. Like a jungle, the subject around the trees is vast and dense and I appreciated the landmarks and explanations of the staff present.
I learned so much from Stefano Mancuso about the new fields of investigation of plant neurobiology concerning plant intelligence.
I knew the shamans and the link that these descendants of healers through plants continue to transmit, sometimes with spiritual notions.
I discovered today that trees do not have a brain, and therefore no pyramidal organization like us, but that they constantly communicate – as a network – with each other to protect themselves from their environment.
When a tree detects an intrusion (viruses, dangerous insects…) defences can be put in place and when it reacts quickly and effectively, it transmits to its species its “experience”…Crazy!
What do you think about that?
The exhibition starts tomorrow. Parisians and travellers, it IS a good move to do & see.
On leaving this place, I observe
Under the sun, the walls of the building, which are actually glass surfaces. They shine like mirrors while letting my gaze pass through the spaces from whatever angle I am.
In a few seconds, I’ll be in town. Already.
See you soon! 🔸🔹🔸