Natural Feeling


A journey and an installation

In September 2017, following an invitation to the Almaty Art Biennale in Kazakhstan, I decided to cross borders with plants. I made a long train journey from Switzerland through Germany, Belarus, Russia, Turkestan and finally Kazakhstan. At each stop, I gathered weeds growing near the tracks. The plants were then planted in the small portable garden I was carrying. Arriving in Almaty, a city in full urban regeneration, whose numerous building work is hidden by large tarpaulins illustrated by idealized landscapes, I exposed the travelling herbs in ceramics on a decorative canvas of construction site enhanced with phosphorescent paint. The work was exhibited within the exhibition QWAS at Vzletnaya for Artbat FEST.Materials: plants, clay, phosphorescent paint, tarpaulin, UV light