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Manucure x lecture, ou Quand le nail art affecte la théorie

Sara Manente, Adrijana Gvozdenovi? in collaboration with La Love Machine (CH,BE,DE,ME)

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duration 2h


Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite English speaker friendly 

How can we rethink the living arts through the living? More generally, how can we rethink and rearrange our links between living beings (humans, fungi, plants, etc.)? Is every encounter a form of contamination? These are the questions that are constantly occupying artist Sara Manente, who is currently focusing her creative process on the mycelium. This subterranean network essential to the forest (from which mushrooms grow) serves as an object of study, a construction material and a metaphor. Like the mycelium, she is multiplying collaborations in order to reach new grounds and invent collective practices, to which she invites specialists from French-speaking Switzerland as well as the audience at far°.

The result of a glossy publication, the ROT GARDEN is a multidisciplinary and polymorphous space. It's an installation to visit, a queer performance and a series of convivial, colourful events.

The programme for Manucure x lecture, ou Quand le nail art affecte la théorie: a gentle session to relax the body and think outside the box. You'll be removing your cuticles, colouring your nails and helping each other out, all the while immersing yourself in ecological and feminist texts concocted for the occasion by the Lausanne collective La love machine, including texts by authors Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Sara Ahmed and Donna Haraway.

La Love Machine collective will host the performance on August 12. The fanzine will be available in the ROT GARDEN from that date.

design Sara Manente realisation Sara Manente, Deborah Robbiano, Sébastien Tripod in collaboration with Santiago Ribelles Zorita, Adrijana Gvozdenovi?, La love machine, Sarria JC Floyd, l’équipe du far° sponsors CDH-Culture/EPFL, Pro Helvetia – Fondation Suisse pour la culture, BUDA Kunstcentrum, Kaaitheater, Vlaamse Overheid, Fondation Erna et Curt Burgauer coproduction far° Nyon sponsors for Pour en finir… Espai La Granja, Institut Valencià de Cultura sponsors for JELLYING Flemish Government