Workshop Homo Photosyntheticus @ Antre-Peaux

Algae and cyanobacteria play a major role in the balance of the biosphere. Through their project, Ewen and Maya wish to focus on the fears and dangers they convey, but also on the transformations that need to be implemented in order to shift this fear towards a more positive perception of this verdant world.
The workshop will involve meetings and discussions with the artists about global warming and algal blooms, observation of algae collected in the city’s waterways, an introduction to spirulina cultivation, and the collection of recipes and tastings to help us understand these transitions in a creative, sensitive and gustatory way.

Workshop Homo Photosyntheticus @ Funlab

Funlab invites artist-researchers Ewen Chardronnet and Maya Minder.
This year, in long-term residency at L’Antre-Peaux in Bourges, they propose an investigation into algae and cyanobacteria, exploring their role in the food and ecological transition.
Wednesday 05.07.2023
2pm-4pm: Visit and tasting at Paysan Bleu spirulina farm
4pm-5pm: Visit to Mame and Funlab
5pm-6pm: Meeting with artists, La FUN and the Val de Loire Mission
6pm-7pm: Screening of the documentary film “Umi No Oya / Uto Monogatari” by Ewen Chardronnet and Maya Minder
7-8pm: Seaweed tasting and Japanese cuisine with Kulila
Thursday 06.07.2023
2pm-5pm: Open Biomaterials workshop
(led by Elisa Chaveneau and Julie Vérin)

Green Open Food Evolution by Maya Minder nominated for the Swiss Art Awards 2023

Symposium More-Than-Planet: the Ocean-Space-Ocean edition, in the framework of ISEA 2023 – Symbiosis, 16 – 17 May 2023, Délégation Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris

Launch of “MICUL MICUL”, web creation by Maya Minder for the Vitality.Swiss – on the road to Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, programme of the Swiss Embassy in Japan. Workshops in Osaka Foodlab and University of Creativity Tokyo.

Ewen Chardronnet, Maya Minder, Quentin Aurat, Cherise Fong, Toru Oyama, Elisa Chaveneau filming in Kumamoto, Japan, for the documentary “Umi No Oya” in the framework of the More-Than-Planet programme.

Ewen Chardronnet and Quentin Aurat filming at Okoyama University and Ushimado Marine Institute to follow the research of Dr. Xavier Bailly of the Roscoff Biological Station (CNRS – Sorbonne Universités) in the framework of the More-Than-Planet Creative Europe programme and the Horizon 2020 HESPRI programme.


Presentation of the film “Umi No Oya” by Ewen Chardronnet and Maya Minder at the Soil Assembly, Kochi Biennale, India.

Installation Green Open Food Evolution, knowledge base Homo Photosyntheticus and short documentaries Umi No Oya and aPrayer: encounter with Hideo Iwasaki presented at Rencontres Mondes Multiples, Antre Peaux, Bourges.

Renewal for one year of the residency “Homo Photosyntheticus” of E.Chardronnet and M. Minder at the Antre Peaux, Bourges, by the program “Art and sustainable development: the cultural actors commit themselves” of the Region Centre-Val-de-Loire.