- 12 August, 2022
Lunatik : Based on the lunar cycle every Friday evening in August an intervention at the tree.
20:00 Artistic moon ritual with Julia Taddei at the dying wild horse chestnut in Parc de Forest.
NEST MARRONNIER is a long-running farewell process of the old horse chestnut at the top of the Park of Forest during the art summer Park Poétik 2022. The tree suffers from bleeding chestnut disease and is dying. Although it doesn't look sick and even has leaves and blossoms this spring, it is still being eroded from the inside by a disease-causing bacteria.
Nesten & Spirale
This nature nest will be dedicated to the sick chestnut tree at the top of Forest Park.
Around the sick tree (protected by a chestnut fence for safety reasons), poetic and ritualistic interventions accompany its slow death while celebrating its life. This summer programme is the continuation of a process that began in the autumn of 2021, with the sculptor Charles Djeumou creating sculptures in the diseased branches. Through contact with the park's neighbours, many stories about this tree have emerged, creating a common narrative that we will continue to develop throughout August. Every Friday, at moonrise, a ritual evening accompanied by polyphonic songs will shake the night. From 21 to 26 August, a vigil around the tree will give rhythm to the park. On the programme: morning meditations, coffee-papote, creative workshops, performances, parades and a poetic cinema!