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Le thème du paysage ne s’oppose pas, et même invite aux échappées surréalistes. En voici une comme entrée en matière. Par suite d’une peu croyable coïncidence de dates, et aussi de la parenté des thèmes, j’avais depuis des mois confondu deux colloques dans mon agenda : l’un organisé à (...)


Les articles regroupés dans ce numéro thématique mettent en relation deux thèmes majeurs de la pensée contemporaine : le paysage et l’écologie, en croisant démarches théoriques et pratiques, selon une approche interdisciplinaire.

Jean Giono: the panic thought as an anticipated literary environmentalism

From Colline to L’Iris de Suse and the short story L’Homme qui plantait des arbres, nature and landscape have a predominant position in Jean Giono’s work. If some of the critics (and readers) could see a "wonderful lesson of environmentalism", to use the terms of Dominique le (...)

A neologism facing the signifier ‘landscape’

Using on a detailled study in terminology about the word - landscape - we must define the limits of our contemporary definition of landscape. Then we must consider the common features of ecological art, in order to compose the expected word. We have to select, classify and (...)

The landscapes of ecology: a critical journey throught landscape models, from green fiction to ecopoetics

Ecology studies the relationships between living beings and their environment. A cultural approach of ecological issues questions the sensitive and significant relationships that we humans establish with our living environments. Landscape allows us to approach these issues (...)

Farmers shape their own ecological landscape by planting trees, case study in South West of France »

Farming practices shape landscape. Farmers experience it in their everyday routine (Henry, 2012) and landscape is related to the living (“habiter”, Besse, 2009). Modern agroforestry which means land-use systems where woody perennials are deliberately integrated with crops (...)

Ecology at the service of the landscape project: reinventing landscape thinking?

Initially based on observation, ecology has gradually become a discipline attached to standards, microscopes and abstract virtual models that are far from the reality. When it comes to the study of landscapes, ecology struggles to formalize its field of knowledge in order to (...)

Systemic study of shrubbery massifs

The actual management of shrubbery induces significant costs for their maintenance. Pruning practices are not always appropriate and exert a strong pressure on the plant. They are the legacy of ancient customs. To better understand the relationship between man and plant, it (...)

Landscapes in motion: for an aesthetic of transformation

Gianni Burattoni participated, as an artist specialist of garden and landscape, in a large-scale landscape rehabilitation project in the Goitsche region of Germany. The idea was to convert this former industrial region into a “cultural landscape”, combining cultural, (...)

Ancient Voices and Deep Ecology: Song as a convergence between landscape, politics and emotion in mountain society

Song simultaneously activates body functions, emotional centers and the intellect. All three participate in the exchange that the singer initiates with his or her environment. In the mountains, for the communities who live there, this environment is a major source of (...)

Liquid thinking. Towards an ecological aesthetic (Morton, Castaing-Taylor & Paravel)

Relying on Timothy Morton’s concepts of “mesh” and “strange strangers”, this article aims to question the aesthetic means of cinema when it strives to figure and represent ecological phenomena which landscape arts based on the classical pictorial model fail to fashion into a (...)

A perceptive ecology outside of humans

Through an art-science installation based on the perception of plants, particularly in terms of sound, we will examine our relationship with living organisms. The question of the impossibility of understanding the alterity of the perceptual worlds of each organism is one of (...)

Multi-landscape poetics, when artwork makes a system with its environment

In this article we are going to present an artistic process within a landscape perspective, which scopes with a complex an ecosystemic approach. Our art project named Luminale was made while exploring a multiplicity of environment. Within this artwork, we want to update the (...)

Dialogue between anthropological research and artistic exploration

This paper opens a reflection on the stakes of the encounter between art and anthropology and jointly on the relations between fiction and documentary. Reflection is initiated in a concrete experience from elsewhere that invites us to rethink the limits of the construction (...)

(In) quest of the construction of the olfactory landscape of Montauban: Montalbanez project – Olfactory ecology

My approach to the landscape, as an olfactory designer, questions the relationship of humans with their environment: ecology. From the Montalbanez project: olfactory landscape(s) of Montauban, we focus on some notions around ecology. In our remarks, the global and fuzzy (...)

The pattern of the forest in children’s books illustration: a sensitive approach to the landscape through the narrative and colour.

The workshop, the artist’s intimate space, reflects a poetic creation journey. It’s a place conducive to research, to sensitive experimentation in order to develop a singular plastic practice. I perceive the workshop as an ecosystem where an interaction is created between a (...)

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