THE GREEN VESSEL – Film in post-production, to be completed by the end of 2018.
The Green Vessel tells the journey and the story of an old man on a river. Like a storyteller, he shares with us a story: the tale of a scientist, who discovers a contaminated river, and tries to understand the sources of this problem. Accompanied by an artist and a young guide, he pursues his research in remotes territories covered by a large forest. As he continues his tale, the old narrator engages himself in a long journey between river and vegetation, a quest that connects him to his own story.
FIELD – Film in post-production, to be completed by the end of 2018.
A film and an audiovisual portrait of an single agriculture field in France during the four seasons of a year, through the perception and working process of two farmers in Burgondy.
BETWEEN – Inauguration in spring 2019.
In the framework of a DRAC/DRIAAF artist residency in the agriculture and horticulture school of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France), and in cooperation with teachers and students from this institution, Etienne de France is developing a permanent site-specific sculpture.
Blurring borders between sculpture, agriculture and garden, this work is thought specifically for the site of the school as well as for the use of students, teachers and administrative team.
THE FOREST FRAGMENTS – To be completed in June 2019.
Following a residency in 2017 at Bosque Pehuén (Araucanía, Chile) with Fundación Mar Adentro, a new body of work is being developed in South Chile, mixing video, photographs and scientific researchs, exploring the multitude of semiotics that forests create and their possibilities of representation in a critical context of local territorial conflicts and expansion of monoculture.