Our SummerLab 2017, “The Table and the Territory” at the Urban Farm of Saint-Denis came to a close on 9 July. Hosted by COAL and the Parti Poétique, artists were brought together with scientists, practitioners and other specialists to produce works and discussions about food and the farm so that the artists could be the first contributors to local, alternative art fund « made in 93 ».
After four days of workshops, including discussions about sustainable culture and urban farming, exploring the farm and local culture, writing sessions and roundtable discussions about how the collaboration of art and science can help the transformation of territories, 20 artists presented their experimentation and works to an audience of fifty in a route inside the farm which looked like an intestine.
Pauline Toyer, La Ligne : Farm plants planted along the farm fence in order to respond to the reflections of these four days on the notion of frontier, the farm's belonging to a rural or urban environment.
Toms Treinis & M?rti?š Zari?š, Urban Farmony Maidie Van Den Bos, City or Rural? : Sound installation with the noises of the farm, and tasting of cocktails made with the products of the farm.
Celsian Langlois, Convergence locale: An installation referring to fire and cooking methods.
Olivier Nattes, Les possibilities : A set of drawings describing the possible evolution of the farm.
Maria Lucia Cruz Correia & Gosie Vervloessem, The Table and the Territory Game: a game approaching the dominoes to explore the boundaries of the Urban Farm through imaginary connections and constellations.
Theo Omambala & Siobhan McGrath, Offalogy Afrique: blind tasting of African dishes which recalls spiritual offerings to the gods of nature.
View more photos from the event here.