In the spring of 2014, Utopiana asked us to develop the project from the proposal for
À la recherche de certaines récoltes presque perdu: Decolonising permaculture: The greatest adversity comes from forgetting
for Geneva in late 2015. I started recalling the score times that I have visited Geneva.
There was a realization, that I knew very little about that corner of the city and the area along the river between the lake and the border with France. So I used Google Earth to isolate some images of the Rhône, distilling its basic spatial form, and then viewed the Vernier neighbourhood along the Rhône, and then a curiously revealing scene of the Utopiana building and its garden.
The following are some of the images from the study as organized through scale and process as,
- the shape of the Rhône,
2. the Vernier neighbourhood around Utopiana,
3. the Utopiana house and gardens,
4. montages of this information in strips, and
5. more complex montages.
In late 2015 while based at Utopiana, some of these files will be expanded with text inserted into much larger images. To a large extent, this work is as literary as it is visual.
1. the shape of the Rhône
2. the Vernier neighbourhood around Utopiana
3. the Utopiana house and gardens
4. montages of this information in strips
5. more complex montages (and narratives)