1100 anodized aluminium labels, laser engraving, 2020
Jardin Botanique Alpin, Meyrin, Geneva, CH
LA BEAUTÉ DU MONDE (The beauty of the world), an intervention on the labelling of the plants all over the botanical garden of the city of Meyrin. The installation tells a catastrophic story and heralds a tragic future. The labels covering the plates identifying the plants refer to the history of mankind and its cycles of destruction in an environmental, health and political context, which is devastated. Projected in a time when ignorance and loss of acquired knowledge is the norm, the visitor turns to the diversity and beauty of trees and plants, priceless gems that need to be protected.
Rédaction: Florian Bach, Anne-Laure Sahy, Arnaud Robin
Corrections: Simone Bach - Montage: Joëlle Masselot, Linus Johansson
Engraving: RB Gravure Vernier, Thomas et Roland Betschart - Thanks to Darius Golchan
Photo: Isabelle Meister, Florian Bach