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Vernissage of a collaborative work by Thierry Boutonnier and the far° Nyon

Déjeuner dans l'herbe is a collaboration between Thierry Boutonnier and the far° which retraces the project of the artist with the residents of the chemin d'Usteri in Nyon.

During participative workshops with the inhabitants of the place, Thierry Boutonnier tried to produce artistically specific knowledge of their respective gardens, concerning the fauna and the flora in its surface and in its terrestrial thickness.

Accompanied by various specialists, they had notably embroidered with gold thread cotton tablecloths and had buried them to bioactivate the underground life, elaborated recipes from a gathering in the gardens, organized an informative picnic on the gardens...

Déjeuner dans l'herbe retraces this process through texts, photos and interviews and is completed by the writings of Paul Ardenne, Elisabeth Chardon and Joëlle Zask.

"Déjeuner dans l'herbe is an invitation to connect with the soil by mixing knowledge and practices. The result of a long-term collaboration between an artistic and scientific team, the inhabitants of a street in the city of Nyon, vernacular gardens and the team of the far° festival et fabrique des arts vivants, the book is intended to be a practical and joyful guide to accompany the ecological transition.

Multi-faceted, Déjeuner dans l'herbe is in turn a pedological investigation on the secret networks of the subsoil, a philosophical questioning on our way of standing on the earth, a poetic and experimental embroidery, a sensitive harvest, a recipe book or a tribute to the earthworms artists. "


Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 6.30 p.m

The public opening of the book will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salle des Marchandises and will be followed by an aperitif.

The event is free and open to all.

Please register with Nathalie Garbely at

You can also send her a message to pre-order Déjeuner dans l'herbe at the price of 30.00.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Translated with and adapted.