Thierry Boutonnier

 

 

An artwork to plant, cultivate, harvest and share

Eau de Rose

From February to December 2017 and beyond

 

From 2017, at the invitation of the Biennale de Lyon and Veduta, the municipalities of Lyon 7, Givors, Rillieux-la-Pape, Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or and Vaulx-en-Velin are host to the Eau de Rose (Rosewater) project to be spread across Greater Lyon.

Damask rose bushes sponsored and planted in unexpected spaces of their district by local inhabitants; petals harvested and then distilled to extract the rose water; shared moments of construction followed by moments for celebration : since 2013, French artist Thierry Boutonnier’s project has taken root and grown in Greater Lyon, with help from the MJC Laënnec-Mermoz (Lyon 8).

The artist invites long-term residents and newcomers alike to adopt a shared approach to transplanting rose bushes in the heart of a number of developing neighbourhoods. In a cooperative impulse to construct the way these communities are seen, Eau de Rose gives people a different take on their day-to-day environment, as they come together in the shared and festive ritual of growing Damask roses.

 

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Pruning the rOses trees

In Mermoz, Lyon 8, where the Eau de Rose project originally began in 2013

Tuesday 24 october 2017 starting 2 pm
On the common orchard Prenez Racines !, at the corner of rue Genton and rue Berthe Morisot

Introduction to the roses pruning by Jean-Pierre Grienay, gardener-botanist at the Botanical Garden of Lyon.

 

 In Rillieux-la-Pape

Thursday 2 November 2017, from 9 am to 5 pm
To the rose garden, on the green lane on the outskirts of the Jardin des Semailles and the Maison Pour Tous.

Shared lunch at noon, and several other activities in the afternoon ! (collection of seeds, cosmetic and culinary workshops...)

 

In Givors
Thursday 9 November, from 2.30 to 5 pm

To the rose garden Ô Détours des Roses in the Canal-Thorez neighborhood, place des Tours.

 

In Vaulx-en-Velin
Wednesday 15 November, from 2 to 5 pm
To the rose garden in the Mas du Taureau neighborhood, on the construction site of the future Médiathèque-Maison de quartier, next to the But en Or field.

 

In Lyon 7

Tuesday 28 November 2017, from 3 to 6 pm
On the site of the Factatory, behing the SNCF train station Jean Macé.

 

In Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or
Wednesday 29 November, from 2 to 5 pm
On the Clayette field, in the center of the village and beneath the Place de la République.

 

Diary of the distillatiOns

In Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or
Saturday 1st of July, from 2 to 7 pm
To the old fire station in front of the church, route de Collonges.

 

In Vaulx-en-Velin
Friday 7th of July, from 10 am to 4 pm
To the rose garden in the Mas du Taureau neighborhood, on the construction site of the future Médiathèque-Maison de quartier, next to the But en Or field.

 

In Rillieux-la-Pape
Saturday 3rd of June, from 10 am to 5 pm
On the outskirts of the Jardin des Semailles, 1 rue du Luxembourg.

 

In Lyon 7
Friday 16th of June, from 11 am to 6 pm
To the Parc des Berges in Gerland.

 

In Givors
Saturday 17th of June, from 2 to 7 pm
To the rose garden Ô Détours des Roses in the Canal-Thorez neighborhood, place des Tours.

 

And in Mermoz, Lyon 8, where the Eau de Rose project originally began in 2013
Wednesday 7th of June from 5 pm
Tuesday 25th of July

On the common orchard Prenez Racines !, at the corner of rue Genton and rue Berthe Morisot

 

AbOut Thierry Boutonnier

Thierry Boutonnier develops artistic processes that focus on the environment and its challenges (climate change, erosion of biodiversity, the effects of globalisation, etc.). These processes involve principles of cooperation which give rise to actions and objects that function interdependently with ecosystems (areas of urban renewal, waste lands) and involve local inhabitants, landscapers and researchers... the aim being to create sustainable places of life together.

 

In the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, the artwork Eau de Rose is hosted by the Factatory, a group of artists’, architects’ and designers’ studios connected to the Galerie Tator, which is also in Résonance of the Biennale de Lyon..

Galerie TATOR QUADRI

 

 

 

The Eau de Rose project is being carried out in partnership with Tarvel, landscape gardeners.

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Thierry Boutonnier, Eau de Rose, 2013-2017. Plantation in Rillieux-la-Pape, district of the Semailles, March 2017  ©Blandine Soulage

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