Wednesday 5 June 2019
at 9 p.m.
Winner of the 2017 Bullukian Prize, Guillaume Barth presents for the first time in the garden of the Bullukian Foundation his project “Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt”.
Drawing on recent scientific research, Guillaume Barth starts from the premise that trees communicate with each other and are capable of transmitting information to their environment through their own language. For more than three years, the artist transcribed the data observed with 130 oak trees, presented during the exhibition. Which it results the composition of surprising musical scores.
Performed during the opening of the exhibition, the “Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt” is the highlight of the project. The Bullukian Foundation garden was chosen as the theater for the first public performance of the concert, celebrated by pianist Neus Estarellas in the presence of the 130 oak trees.
Highlighted for the occasion, the garden comes to life through this unique event, offering the public a unique intuitive and immersive experience. For a moment, the spectator shares his aesthetic space with that of the trees to listen in symbiosis to the composition of the Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt. This original creation developed between visual arts, music, performance and botany, invites the viewer to reflect on the place of Human in the environment and his relationship with nature.