Artists reinterpret the living at Transpalette in Burges

Exhibition Relative (d) Relations it’s appetizing. A snack before the big fall event at Antre Peaux in Bourges: Multiple Worlds international multimedia meetings next weekend.

Conceptual proposal by art critic Julie Crenn, Relative (d) Relations brings together fourteen artists. At the intersection of ecology, women and scienceHis notes are based on one observation: man has always felt himself higher than nature.

female sperm

For this reason, the Transpalette exhibition is no longer about nature, but about living things. ” When the word “living” is used, one is bound to include oneself, notes Élodie Cutullic, a cultural mediator dedicated to the center of contemporary art. It gives a very different suspension, here we are talking about fantasy, fiction, reality. »

the central part of Relative (d) Relations Charlotte Jarvis, an artist with a passion for biotechnology, is signed. His creation InPosse mixing installation, video, photo, drawing, painting and female sperm. “Charlotte Jarvis realized that patriarchy is embodied in sperm, among other things,” explains Elodie Kutullik. So he turned to scientists to create his own sperm from DNA. »

Swimming with Sargassum

To realize this incredible concept, Charlotte Jarvis imagined a table in the shape of a triangle (the symbol of women), where Thesmophoria, These holidays were designed for women in ancient Greecewith wine, dried fruits…

In the next room, Martinique artist Annabel Guédrat pays homage to the sargassum, its algae that rots West Indian life, and increases simultaneously with the degree of pollutionespecially pesticides from banana plantations.

in a thirteen-minute film called Mami SargassoAnnabel Guérédrat takes the side of sargassum. The artist recording his performance merges with these seaweeds, covers them, swims with them.

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Three works of Liliana Zeik are displayed in the exhibition. with Strong Sisters Told BrothersIn a thirty-minute film, the Polish visual artist criticizes The oppression of the LGBT community by the government of his country.

In another work, Liliana Zeik links slavery and sadomasochism to the meristem (the area of ​​cell division in plants) and the healing of trauma.

A snail’s journey

with Wombs 3.0, German artist Margherita Pevere wonders how her contraception can connect her body to other living things. “Hormonal contraceptives used by women to control fertility are excreted in urine, alter the endocrine system of other organisms such as batrachians “, emphasizes the mediator. A fact that Margherita Pevere illustrates with a series of photographs showing the journey of a snail over parts of her body.

We think of ceramics, they are potatoes

At the third level of Transpalette, we first think about ceramics. Actually, these are potatoes. for a series of photographs titled Anti-genealogy of particles, visual artist Paula Kaori Nishijima dipped potatoes in blue pigments, until they colonize their hearts. A transformation that does not interfere with the germination of potatoes. Gilles Deleuze and respect for multiple identities.

Mare Claire Raymond

Experiment. Until December 30 at Le Transpalette contemporary art center in the Antre Peaux desert area in Bourges. Information at or at

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