March 17 > 31| In partnership with the Service Université Culture
and Anne-Sophie Emard, visual artist

Opening: from Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM > 6 PM | Sunday 2PM > 6PM

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Histoires d'herbiers (Stories of herbaria)

Produced as part of the Dreams of Science program, in the Atelier Art Video du Service Université Culture (SUC), under the direction of Evelyne Ducrot.

Dreams of science is an artistic project set up by Evelyne Ducrot in the Arts, Sciences, Techniques, Society section of the SUC, in collaboration with the Cinema section that is directed by Caroline Lardy. Its goal is to create links between the arts and sciences. They materialize in multimedia installations introducing scientific subjects in creative forms whose main medium is the video image. They are designed by participants in the Video Art workshops of the SUC, SIGMA Clermont and VetAgro Sup schools.

Stories of herbaria is the second stage of an artistic project with the Herbiers Universitaires of Clermont-Ferrand. It is a collection of fictional stories that revolve around sets of herbaria chosen for their toxic properties. On an open book appear texts and images that feed an imaginary world around a plant that is drenched with images in order to extract it from its motionless state of desiccation*.

* Term used by botanists to define the process of removing water from herbarium plants.

Histoires d'herbiers (Stories of herbaria) – 2017/2018 – Videomapping on notebooks / multimedia system.
Notebook / Video-projector / reading / headphones.

By Moshine Chbani Idrissi, Theo Deutsch, Marion Clara, Charlotte Flacassier, Pierre Gauchez, Nicephore Lanord, Lola Lemuet, Matteo Merea, Anna Mikhailidi, Edouard Montero, Theo Pinet, Lorry Raimbault, Lise Roy Stawirej, Aurore William.

Supervised by the visual artist Anne-Sophie Emard.

In a partnership with UNIVEGE, les Herbiers Universitaires (University Herbaria), under the direction of Gilles Thébaud Ph.D., curator of the University Herbaria.

This creation incorporates sets of plant illustrations scanned by the ReColnat program, the infrastructure behind the composition of a digital image bank from large naturalist collections.