Céleste Boursier-Mougenot transforms the French Pavilion in the Giardini from a vast, vaulted space to a kinetic forested oasis intended for reflection and retreat. The French artist presents “revolutions” as an experimental ecosystem that reveals the constantly evolving state of nature through sound, light and motion. The exhibition transports viewers to an otherworldly oasis of vegetation, where trees have been liberated from their original place of habitation and their roots revealed outside the pavilion and on the gallery floor. A low-voltage electrical current makes the trees move around inside the pavilion, producing an electric rustling sound environment, where visitors can find a place to relax on the semicircle of surrounding steps.
Biennale di Venezia, Italy till November 22, 2015