dreamed ecology / botany / UA ROSA EI UA ROSA EI UA ROSA – conservatory


creation of a roses garden

Between botany and art, a project in several steps.
"Una rosa es una rosa es una rosa" title borrowed from
G. Stein's poem "Sacred Emily"

created with the support of FRAAP - Traversées
and Es Sarnalhèrs (art - patrimony - ethnology)

© C. Bouissou
© C. Bouissou

Etapa 1 - Inventory

Inventory of all the rosebushes in Bausen, territory of investigation. In the gardens and patios I made a complete inventory of the hundred or so rose bushes (description, location and photo) in the village. The varieties, smells and colors variations from purple to pale pink, from white to dark red, a whole range of different roses and pinks. Wild roses or rosehips, old roses and many decorative rose bushes.

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Etapa 2 - Final Bouquet
a bouquet composed of all Bausen's roses

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© C. Bouissou

Etapa 3 - 100 roses in 1
From each rose a rose, from the 100 roses a jam
Jam of ALL the roses of the village
performance - sharing 100 roses in 1

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© C. Bouissou

Etapa 4 - Divide and multiplicate

Cuttings of roses, old roses lost in gardens, ornamental roses, municipal and private roses...

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Etapa 5 - Rosa rósa

The colours of roses. Series of 24 drawings

Colouring workshop: distinguish pale pink from coral or fushia...

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Etapa 6 – La rosaleda, development of a creative tool

Creation of a rose garden using cuttings from the village's rose bushes, with the emphasis on old varieties collected from vegetable gardens, which are often buried under the vegetation. The rose garden is a rose conservatory. Located in a ruin, it has helped to make the most of a wasteland in the village centre.

© C. Bouissou