Artist Sara Favriau employs the symbolism of a life-sized bridge to teach learners about recycling in creation. She teaches how to give a second life to forest trees rejected by the industry.
By the end of the training, participants will have acquired:
Regenerating through water and fire, utilizing a natural technique, transforming parasitized trees destined for disposal into a sculpture-bridge.
A poetic, ideological, natural, and contributory project-art, this hybridization blends art, landscaping, craftsmanship, architecture, and engineering.
By creating this bridge, working with and for the ecosystem, using sick trees as in-situ raw material, the sculpture aims to shift perspectives on the territory and its resources.
It facilitates the observation of the environment and landscape while protecting the soil.
Repurposing trees dismissed by the wood industry gives them a new meaning, a new function for another 80 years. The solution lies in circularity, a clever mix of culture and nature.
Sara Favriau was the laureate of the Prix des Amis du Palais de Tokyo in 2015. In 2016, she had a solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo: "La redite en somme, ne s’amuse pas de sa répétition singulière". In 2017, she exhibited in a solo show at the Château de Chaumont, Independent Brussels, and undertook a residency: "Arts et monde du travail" with the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with CNEAI. In 2018, she participated in the first Bangkok Biennale "Beyond Bliss" as a guest of honor. In 2019, she participated in the French Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) residency and took part in the first Rabat Biennale. In 2020, she began a long-term collaboration with INRAe and biologists from the Mediterranean Forests Unit. She was invited to Villa Noailles for the International Festival of Fashion where she exhibited an installation of sculpted trees from a forest plot near Marseille studied by INRAe. In 2021, a tree-canoe crossed the Mediterranean Sea, from the Salins des Pesquiers in Hyères where the canoe was made, to the Carmignac Foundation on the island of Porquerolles. In 2021-2022, she had a residency at the Royal Commission RCU and the French Agency Afalula, operated by Manifesto, in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Her work is present in numerous public collections: FMAC (City of Paris collection), FDAC Essonne, FRAC Normandie Caen, FRAC Centre, MAC VAL (permanent installation), BAB (Bangkok Art Biennale)… https://sarafavriau.com/
Equipped metal workshop with professional machines, classrooms, multipurpose hall
Technical acquisition including an introduction to tool operation, an initiation to their maintenance, and their safe use
Supply of materials
Pedagogical distribution: 80% practical, 20% theoretical input
Active participation and experimentation of participants are encouraged
Individual and group interviews
Design dossier to be created (template provided)
Acquisition of basic wood treatment techniques
Self-assessment at the end of the training
Attendance sheet per half-day
Certificate of completion issued by Campus MaNa"