Cartographie of Us #2 /
Caring for the land

Since 2016, the project Cosmomorphe has been reconsidering humans as one living being among others for the purposes of composing a common world, both human and non-human. In 2019, based on Stations 15 – “Faire Chair, comment changer de paradigme dans des mondes enchevêtrés?” – 16 – “Métamorphose et contamination, la permanence du changement” – and 18 – “Rituel.le.s” –, a need for a true transformation capable of allowing us to put our imagination into action emerged. Now more than ever, the amplification of the planetary crisis spurs us to action, starting with (re)establishing connections: this is what La Fabrique du Nous, initiated by the IAC and URDLA, invites us to do. On this occasion, the Laboratory is organizing Station 21 "Cartographie of Us #2 / Caring for the land". Who or what is the “us” of today? How can we draw up new maps of the relationships between humans and non-humans employing sensitivity and creation? With which maps of living communities can an art of re-inhabiting and rehabilitating the world emerge? Similar to the example of the exhibitions and events organized by SILLON, aiming to re-situate artistic practices in terms of their involvement and commitment at the heart of an everyday life, and by relying on the identity of a territory, Station 21 “Cartographie of Us #2 / Caring for the land” proposes to measure our attachment to the earth with the most refined descriptive practices possible. Shifting the political and demiurgic expression of territorial planning to the careful but precarious expression of land management implies, among other things, basing the work on materials, fluids, and biological processes to the extent that they overwhelm the "environment" through their geomorphic power.



Works under study


Lara Almarcegui, Mineral Rights Tveitvangen Oslo, 2015. Courtesy of the artist


Ursula Biemann, Devenir Universidad, 2019- 2022




Thierry Boutonnier, Noire de Gascogne, 2020- 2021. Courtesy : Myriam Richard et Thierry Boutonnier


Tiphaine Calmettes, Comme un milieu entre l’air et la terre, 2021. Courtesy of the artist


Tiphaine Calmettes, La terre embrasse le sol, 2019. Courtesy of the artist




Andrea Caretto et Raffaella Spagna, Être caillou, 2011. Courtesy of the artists


Laetitia Carlotti, Ca-OS, 2021.


Suzanne Husky, Occuper résister cultiver, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Alain Gutharc

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Suzanne Husky, Manifeste pour une agriculture de l’amour, 2019. Courtesy of the artist


Ágnes Dénes, Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule-11,000 Trees, 11,000 People, 400 Years, 1992-96, Ylojarvi, Finland, 1992.


Irene Kopelman, View from Grosser Aletschgletscher, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jocelyn WolffIrene Kopelman




Maria Laet, Notas sobre o limite do mare, 2012. Courtesy of the artist


Susana Mejía, Color Amazonia, 2015. Courtesy de l'artiste


Liliana Motta, Sol en ville, 2005. Courtesy of the artist


Katie Paterson, Future Library, Certificate, 2014-2114. Collection FRAC Franche-Comté - Courtesy of the artist and Ingleby Gallery


Linda Sanchez, Colonie, 2016 - ongoing. Courtesy of the artist


Linda Sanchez, Chronographie de robe de goutte d'eau n°6. Épuisement d’une goutte, 2014 / Collection IAC, Villeurbanne/ Rhône-Alpes


Vahan Soghomonian, ORG-RCHBRN, 2021. Courtesy de l'artiste


Tiphaine Calmettes
Faire avec, faire ensemble. Récits d'expérimentations

Laetitia Carlotti
Vacaghja, de l’enclos à l’espace ouvert
Visual art researcher and landscaper, Director of the association arterra

Hervé Coves
Ma mère l'oie et autres histoires de la terre avec Susanne Husky
Franciscan Agronomist and Mycologist

Camille de Toledo
Vers un soulèvement légal terrestre
Author, Doctor of comparative literature

Matthieu Duperrex
Introduction. Retour sur le « travail vivant », ou comment sortir de notre crise d’engendrement ? 
Lecturer in humanities at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Marseille, artist and theoretician, artistic director of the collective Urbain

Suzanne Husky
Ma mère l'oie et autres histoires de la terre avec Hervé Coves
Artist trained in art, horticultural landsca- ping, permaculture, herbalism, agro-ecology

Germain Meulemans
La construction du sol. Une anthropologie de la pédogenèse

Perig Pitrou
Exposer le vivant. Le regard de l’anthropologie des techniques
Anthropologist, director of research at the CNRS in the Social Anthropology Laboratory of the Collège de France / Université PSL, where he heads the "Anthropologie de la vie" team

Linda Sanchez
Colonie, 2015-2021 : récit d’une œuvre sans appartenances. Restitution Détours en camping / Résidence- mission Sanchez&Croze en Drôme, les partis pris d’expériences artistiques sur le territoire

Charles Stépanoff
Mort des bêtes et compassion : anthropologie d’une déchirure
Doctor in ethnology, Director of studies at the école des hautes études en sciences sociales

Didier Tallagrand
Restitution Détours en camping / Résidence- mission Sanchez&Croze en Drôme, les partis pris d’expériences artistiques sur le territoire
Artist, teacher at the École supérieure d'art de l'agglomération d'Annecy

Works under study

Lara Almarcegui, Mineral Rights, 2015

Lara Almarcegui, Permiso Volcan de Agràs, 2019

Lara Almarcegui, Secciones de Volcàn de Agras (1984), 2019 

Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change : A Floating Ballast Seed Garden (Bristol), 2012-2016

Ursula Biemann, Devenir University, 2019- 2022

Thierry Boutonnier, Haie Vive, 2014-2017

Thierry Boutonnier et Myriam Richard, Noire de Gascogne, 2020- 2021

Tiphaine Calmettes, La terre embrasse le sol, 2019 

Tiphaine Calmettes, Comme un milieu entre l’air et la terre, 2021

Andrea Caretto et Raffaella Spagna, Être caillou, 2011

Laetitia Carlotti, Ca-Os, 2021 

François Curlet, Cheval Vapeur, 2021 

Ágnes Dénes, Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule-11,000 Trees, 11,000 People, 400 Years, 1992-96, Ylojarvi, Finland, 1992

Damien Fragnon, 625 graines, 2020

Damien Fragnon, Sur un nid de cacahuètes, 2020 

Suzanne Husky, Manifeste pour une agriculture de l’amour, 2019

Suzanne Husky, Ma mère l’oie, 2021

Suzanne Husky, Occuper résister cultiver, 2017 

Irene Kopelman, View from Grosser Aletschgletscher, 2013

Maria Laet, Notas sobre o limite do mar, 2012

Susana Mejía, Color Amazonia,  2015

Liliana Motta, Sol en ville,  2005

Liliana Motta, Le Cheminement de Bataville au Canal, 2015 

Katie Paterson, Future Library, Certificate, 2014-2114

Claire Pentecost, Proposal for a New American Agriculture, 2006

Till Roeskens, Plan de situation : Grand ensemble, 2017 

Éléonore Saintagnan, La Grande nouvelle, 2019

Linda Sanchez, Chronographie de robe de goutte d'eau n°6. Épuisement d’une goutte, 2014 

Linda Sanchez, Colonie, 2016 - ongoing

Vahan Soghomonian, ORG-RCHBRN, 2021

Study days

Based on a proposition by Matthieu Duperrex (Artist and Philosopher) in exchange with Nathalie Ergino (Director of the IAC), Héloïse Lauraire (Art Historian), Cyrille Noirjean (Director of the URLDA) and Linda Sanchez (Artist).

With the collaboration of’Elsa Stefani, research associate for the Laboratoire espace cerveau
and Chantal Poncet, in charge of ex-situ projects at the Weerasethakul.

Friday, October 29 from 2:15 pm to 6 pm & Saturday, October 30 from 9:45 am to 1 pm at Ferme des Blés Barbus, Truinas (Drôme) & via Zoom

Friday, October 29

To join Friday's reunion, click here

ID : 840 8844 2294

Code : 194255

Saturday, October 30

To join Saturday's reunion, click here

ID  : 849 9887 3193

Code : 882692

Program of Station 21
→ download the program of Station 21  (french version)


Nathalie Ergino
Director of the Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Jérôme Grivel

Ann Veronica Janssens
Artist, teacher at the School of Fine Arts, Paris

Flora Katz
Art critic, independent curator and doctoral student affiliated with the Institut ACTE (Art, Creation, Theories and Aesthetics - CNRS/Université Paris 1)

Sandra Lorenzi

Théo Massoulier

Cyrille Noirjean
Director of l’URDLA (International center estampe & book), psychoanalyst (member of the International Lacanian Association)

Stéphanie Raimondi

Vahan Soghomonian

Floryan Varennes

Mengzhi Zheng