The Green Vessel (Part 1)

Conceived during a residency at the International Center of Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island (France), The Green Vessel is a project for a site-specific sculpture. Thought for the lake of Vassivière, this unbuilt floating and mobile project is able to stop at various locations of the lake. Composed of an architectural structure, floating fields and a selection of edible wild plants, this ensemble can purify water and produce food.
Experimenting with self-sufficient forms of transport, housing and food production, this project mix vegetal species and sculptural structures in order to allow the growing and the development of a coevolutionary work. Developed through a transdisciplinary research mixing architects, botanists, engineers and local inhabitants, this project is extended by a series of drawings, texts and sculptures, which explore the relationships between forms, modularity, movement through landscape and narration.

The sculpture proposal and this series of works elaborate the presence of a community living in floating architectures and constitute the starting point of a script and film, that were realized afterwards through residencies in Colombia and New Zealand between 2015 and 2016.

Site specific sculpture project:

More information on the site-specific sculpture project on International Center of Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island website (in French).

Drawings, texts and sculptures: