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Bois de biais: Ces jours-ci je suis fier de mon petit paradis

A garden is a space, in which we realize our beliefs in and our visions of social and natural ideal(s). It is an island, not a fathomless place such as Utopia. The garden is a showcase space, 1:1 implemented in the ground. It does not separate imagination from reality. For the 5th year of their garden called bois de biais, atelier le balto invited the Berlin based artist Kai Schiemenz to complete their landscape architecture. He suggested for their garden, which over time has almost become a forest of willows and poplars, to build a walkable structure out of wood. It paraphrases a type of a “folly”, where the visitor can enter and climb the stairs to the platform, to get an overview of the garden. But during the summer the trees will outgrow the structure and make it partially disappear. The sculpture works as an allegory that rewrites the beauty of a garden that grows into a forest.

Architect: Atelier le balto Marc Pouzol, Véronique Faucheur et Marc Vatinel

Years of exhibition: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

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