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.
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
2pm-5pm: Open Biomaterials workshop
(led by Elisa Chaveneau and Julie Vérin)
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.
Second ArtLabo Retreat on the island of Batz in the framework of the Rewilding Cultures programme
Green Open Food Evolution by Maya Minder nominated for the Swiss Art Awards 2023
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.
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.
E.Chardronnet and M. Minder in interview with Cléo Verstrepen in Point Contemporain.
Beginning of the residency “Homo Photosyntheticus” at the Antre Peaux in Bourges
E.Chardronnet and M. Minder selected with the project ” Homo Photosyntheticus ” for a one year residency ” Art and sustainable development : cultural actors commit themselves ” of the Région Centre-Val-de-Loire at the Antre Peaux, Bourges.
Interviews at ESTEC Noordwiijk
Discussions at ESTEC Noordwiijk for behavioral studies of S. roscoffensis in a gravity centrifuge to observe the behavior of S. roscoffensis at high gravities, and in a weightlessness tower, a test facility to simulate weightlessness through free fall, which achieves microgravity levels – as low as 0.000001 G – in collaboration with the Space Lab at Waag Future Lab.
E.Chardronnet, S. Bülher and M. Minder visit the MELiSSA project of the European Space Agency in Barcelona and Noordwijk (Nl).
E. Chardronnet and S. Bühler interview the artistic collective Quimera Rosa
E. Chardronnet and M. Minder present the documentary film “Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution” by John Feldman at Ursulab, Antre Peaux, Bourges.
Ewen Chardronnet meets in Ljubljana the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts with Dragan Zivadinov of the Delak Institute (PostGravityArt) about the development of the scientific mission of the UMBOT::MG project
E. Chardronnet and M. Minder presenting Roscosmoe and Green Open Food Evolution at “gREen”, an art & science symposium coordinated by Jens Hauser, Muffatwerk, Munich