"Garden The Sky Water" Conference

Chaire Arts & Sciences

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2019

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As part of the "Garden the Sky Water" symposium - an international multidisciplinary symposium to explore our relationship with water in the sky, from the atmosphere to the cosmos, from a scientific, artistic, ecological and philosophical perspective - which takes place from 12 to 15 June 2019 in different places in Paris, 2 days of round-table conferences will be held at the Cité internationale des arts, on 13 and 14 June.



Programme I Thursday, June 13, 2019




• 9:30 am I Welcome address


• 9:45 am I Introduction by Ana Rewakowicz, artist and researcher at the École polytechnique / Arts and Science Chair


• 10:00 am I "Rivers in the Sky" conference with Veronica Strang, cultural anthropologist, director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Studies at Durham University: "Snake Sky: Celestial Journeys with Hydrotheological Water Beings".

Round table:

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, artist, author, sponsor of the LIID Future Lab: Occupy the Sky
Claire Damesin, plant ecophysiologist: "Trees and water... How can ecophysiological knowledge help us water our indoor and outdoor gardens?"
Marcelline Delbecq, artist, researcher SacrE ENS-PSL : Circle of clouds, flight (A circle of clouds, gliding)

Moderator: Ana Rewakowicz


• 12:30 pm I Lunch break


• 2:00 pm I Conference "Atmospheric Scenography" with Jamila Bargach, Director of the NGO Dar Si Hmad: "An Ode Celebrating the Fog"

Round table:

Marie-Luce Nadal, artist, PhD SacrE : "A current whose source I don't know"
Dominique Peysson, artist: "Droplets as units of information"
Anouchka Vasak, author, scholar, historian: "Luke Howard's little atmospheric scenes"

Moderator: Carole Écoffet


• 17h00 I Cocktail





• 9:30 am - 6:00 pm I Video installations

"Teacup Tools" a video by Agnès Meyer-Brandis, sculptor and new media artist.
"Yo-cha", a video by Salla Myllyla, visual artist, currently resident at the Cité internationale des arts.
"Jellyfish Nebula", a video of Julian Olariu, visual artist, painter and sculptor.


Programme I Vendredi 14 juin 2019




• 9:30 am I Welcome address


• 10:00 am I Conference "Presentations on the environment" with Karolina Sobecka, artist, designer and researcher: "Closing hypotheses".

Round table:

Maxime Berthou, student researcher at EnsadLab: "Fiction P"
Marie-Julie Bourgeois, artist and Barthélémy Antoine-Loeff, media artist and performer: "Our meteors, Atmospheric Fictions /Nos meteores, fictions atmosphériques"
Pauline Hegaret, visual and sound artist & Victor Boquet, interactive designer: "Yadusmog"
Sylvain Soussan, artist: "Cloud Museum/ Musée des nuages"

Moderator: Victoria Vesna


• 12:30 pm I Lunch break


• 2:00 pm I "Every drop counts" conference with Daniel Beysens, physicist, president of the Organisation for the Use of Dew (OPUR): "Dew and the Harvesting of Dew"

Round table:

Marianne Cardon, designer & Axelle Glisserot, textile designer: "Radix-Nimbus"
Yara El Turk: "How does water shape the Lebanese identity/environment?"
Adrien Rigobello and Tim Leeson: "A drop in the ocean" & "Tactical urban planning and agency"

Moderator: Leslie Dodson


• 4:00 pm I Artistic performances, Geneviève Favre Petroff, artist: "Expecting to Fly"





Practical Information

Free admission, subject to availability.

The conferences will be held mainly in English. Summaries will be provided in French

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