Floral artist and coureuse des bois, Annie Lord is invited to carry out a wild plant picking workshop during a tour at Parc de L’Imaginaire, which will take place on August 29, 2020. Based on an ecosystem approach to nature, her practice involves recognition of the territory through the visual arts, horticulture and environmental sciences. The act of picking becomes a performative act that allows people to think outside the box of contemporary art by the transmission of knowledge about the traditional know-how of local plants. In this walk, following to the practice of Land Art, the object disappears to make way for collective sharing.
When: August 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Parc de l’Imaginaire
** Workshop offered in French
*** In case of rain, carry a raincoat or umbrella for the walk.
To ensure the safety of the public and employees, L’Imagier has implemented a series of measures in accordance with the recommendations of the CNESST. The number of people will be limited in order to maintain a physical distance of two meters between the visitors. Shared spaces and equipment will be thoroughly sterilized.
Annie Lord is a floral artist and coureuse des bois, living in Val-Morin in the Laurentians. After studying visual arts, horticulture and environmental sciences, Annie began to work as a “researcher-gatherer” of wild plants. Her motivation to join the ancient gesture of picking to her profession as a florist lead her to investigate certain know-hows, like exploring the territories on foot, observing, looking for nearby plants, identifying and harvesting. Driven by an intimate research that characterizes the work of performance artists, her eclectic approach, initiated in 2015 seeks to link the action of gathering, understood in its ethymological sense “to collect, to assemble” or “to collect (oneself)”, to one’s own relationship to the territory, to the local flora and to discovery. In addition to her custom floral arrangement services, Annie Lord offers exploratory picking workshops and is involved in various contemporary art projects.
Curator: Nuria Carton de Grammont