Village liquide

Project for the water festival Wattwiller, from 19 to 29 June 2011. Fontaine '' Saint Sebastian ', also called' fountain of limes. '' FEW is a warm and radiant manifestation of good will, none the less contextually related to the business of Wattwiller water, one of the most sold in plastic bottles of water marks. In fact, whatever people say, the Water Festival Wattwiller also acts as an advertisement for the company Eau de Wattwiller. This partnership could only have been taken into account in the development of this project, which involves reflections both macro and micro, health and the "environment," and even though the impact Sanitary plastic packaging proves disastrous and genuine "water war" is preparing to worldwide. The Fountain '' Saint Sebastian 'Wattwiller (Wasserweiller meaning "water village") is a pink sandstone octagonal fountain. At its center stands a square column on top of which rests, almost life-size figure of the Catholic Saint Sebastian, carved in white stone, a man with multiple wounds, from which blood flows, tied up, hands behind his back, showing off her suffering. Installing liquid Village: A colorful hive topped by a roof with two slopes, fully covers the sculpture of St Sebastian, as a vertical sarcophagus. Bees are invited to come and settle their colony in the hive. Coin dozens are deposited at the bottom of the fountain basin. These parts encourage visitors to throw in turn their own parts, making a wish, like the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Bees finally twirl around the hive illuminated by the rays of the Sun of June reflected by the coin ... Why cover St Sebastian by a hive? Numerous studies attest, honey is antibacterial and is proving very effective for wound healing. Sheltered from the look, the bees could therefore provide treatment at St Sebastian, the increase in places growths wax and alveoli, honey and brood ... Since ancient times, the bee makes a thousand services to humans, it pollinate 80% of flowering plants, and humanity owes 35% of its food. But the theater of the beehive, a symbol of perfect understanding between man and nature, hides a real disaster: everywhere on the planet, the honey bee is the victim of a mysterious collapse disorder Colonies: insects "disappear" massively and no satisfactory explanation has been found. This collapse would result from a synergy of forty causes: the combined effects of parasites, viruses, fungal infections, new predators (Asian hornets ...), pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides ...) in addition the still unknown effects of GMOs, which would affect the immunity of the insect, and the effects of various toxic pollutants that hide the floral exhalations or act as hormonal lures. Species selection by industrial apiaries which lead a drop in natural genetic diversity could also be a cause of the collapse. The growing electromagnetic pollution, since the advent of the cell phone and Wi-Fi, finally disrupt insect activity ... is attributed to Albert Einstein's prediction that the disappearance of bees would leave the man four years to live. Apis mellifera thus acts as an environmental sentinel: climate change and globalization, genetic manipulation and multiple pollution ... The bees are dying because of our lifestyles and this could be fatal for us. Alsace, where mortality of bee colonies is increasing year by year, is one of the most affected regions of France in 2010 with the collapse, in places, up to 62% mortality (Journal Alsace . May 14, 2010. Article Elisabeth Schulthess). Heal the world and avert the plight of bees, that could motivate wishes and / or bring good luck to the one who would come to throw a coin in the basin of the fountain, as the Trevi Fountain in Rome: save bees is to save life, in its variety of forms. Somewhere, too, saving oneself since it involves reinventing more in keeping with our lifestyles true nature. This complete recovery of the figure of Saint Sebastian by Hive sarcophagus associated with the transformation of the fountain greeting receptacle, thus part of a symbolic act of care in the world. With its form of home, this hive is covered with colors such as houses of Alsace. And as to the origin, the colors of the houses in the region were associated with the confession of the inhabitants (blue for Catholics, Protestants or red), it shows that, perhaps, local religious differences come from the same origins: they come geological depths, where red and blue are mixed in purple pink rock basements ... Without going to the idea of ​​a secular reconquest of proselytizing space (because these figures are from another age, for many, become transparent), we can consider this facility as a temporary deletion morbid and anachronistic cultural heritage. Religious fanaticism is probably not compatible with the need to preserve biodiversity. The fear of the body is no longer appropriate in the invention of the art of survival, because it is to preserve living in its most carnal aspects. Is this statue still alive or did she not lost its vitality when it was reproduced (roughly), following the fall of the old linden tree on the martyr? One that is still sometimes called "Fountain St. Sebastian," is also known in the village as the "fountain lindens" ... If a bee colony moved into the hive, it probably butinera the surrounding pollen and can -be, linden pollen. It is said that linden honey, in addition to its antibacterial and healing effects, has antispasmodic properties and is considered a nerve sedative: this could have a prophylactic effect against convulsions and tensions of the Judeo-Christian culture that permeates our societies contemporary and sometimes is pure perversion when the living is reified it. A new pagan worship of the living classifiers (Buffon, Linnaeus ...) to the 'Enlightenment' had not been able to overcome the seal of religion. The Living classified as a series of things that can be placed at will is not it, even today, symptomatic of our Western lifestyles? Nature was once directly lived, moved away in his representations. And while in 2010, the bulk of humanity lives in urban areas, a growing part of the population now think that biodiversity can virtually no longer flourish in the city. One may wonder if we now have the tools that allow us to figure we risk our own demise ... By inventing a new kind of pagan worship in favor of the bees and biodiversity in general, liquid Village proposes a reflection on the way we look on nature and the need to overcome our cultural conditioning. Because the distance from nature has made us lose the awareness of our animality. Structurally, yet we are almost identical to other mammals. One species to another, different entanglement and the 'tone' of our living matter, but the components that we are the same. Our cells are juxtaposed as the cells are organized hives: Our material is both fluid and stable, orderly and teeming, spongy and constantly renewed. Liquid town ... Liquid Village is a facility which, through the unity of its elements and its various reading scales, invites to feel the living areas, in particular the structure of the animal. This facility offers a reflection on the relationship we have with the idea of ​​nature and our cultural conditioning, inviting a new pagan worship for the bees and biodiversity. As if nature was once directly lived, the consequences of the profusion of filters that we depart today threaten our very existence. Liquid village invites, instead, to get to the heart of living matter to explore both the local and global history Wattwiller, the cells sips brood and honey like our own body tissues: a metaphor spongy structures of intimate and dynamic organization of all forms of life, such as stimulation of art of survival ...