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With her project Revolutions, Marguerite Humeau leads the public in her quest for the world's most precise calendar made entirely of "weeds". This calendar will take the form of a garden-monument, in which the forces of life and death intertwine to create complex plant revolutions.
Numerous encounters will punctuate the adventure: shamans, foragers, botanists, landscape gardeners and specialists in sacred megalithic monuments.

During these sessions, the public will be introduced to the recognition of urban weeds, will discover ancient knowledge on how to revive ecosystems, and, with the idea of turning this calendar into a cosmic garden, Marguerite Humeau and the specialists accompanying her will try to make us rethink our relationship to the landscape and the cosmos, sometimes through shamanic trances, sometimes through the constellations and cycles of the moon.

This series of workshops, open to the public, is being held in close collaboration with two classes from the Montreuil Horticultural High School. The programme will give rise to two different works of art: an installation in the school garden in Montreuil and another in Lafayette Anticipations.

Friday 20 November (postponned)
To begin the cycle of workshops, Marguerite Humeau proposes an inaugural session to reconnect with the cosmos with a demonstration session of trance-like states with the shaman Corine Sombrun at the planetarium de la Villette.

Wednesday 2 December (postponned)
An urban gleaning session with Véronique Desanlis (to be confirmed) to discover the weeds that surround us in our urban environment and their precious powers: sometimes healing, sometimes nourishing and sometimes simply indicators of time or space.

Sunday 3 January (date subject to change, booking to come)
This workshop, which will take the form of a conversation between Marguerite Humeau and George Oxley, biologist and author of La Fleur au fusil and Manifeste gourmand des herbes folles, is an opportunity to discover ancient knowledge that would allow us to revive ecosystems and to understand the powers and secrets of soils, and in particular of the Parisian soil.
Lafayette Anticipations
Friday 20 Nov 2020
from 07 pm to 08 pm

Extrait de "Weeds" de Marguerite Humeau


Marguerite Humeau (b. 1986, FR) lives and works in London, UK.
She received her MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2011. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at New Museum, New York, US; Tate Britain, London, UK; Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, CH; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, DE; Nottingham Contemporary, UK; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; Kunstverein in Hamburg, DE; Museion, Bolzano, IT; and C L E A R I N G, New York/ Brussels. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including the High Line, New York, USA; Château de Versailles, FR; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; MAMVP, Paris, FR; Serpentine Galleries, London, UK; Istanbul Biennial, TR; Victoria and Albert Museum, Sculpture Gallery, London, UK; and FRAC Midi- Pyrénées,Toulouse, FR. Marguerite Humeau’s work is part of the collections of MoMA, New York, USA; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Tate Britain, London, UK; Aishti Foundation, Beirut, LB; Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK; Modern Forms, London, UK.
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