Simon Boudvin, an artist and a professor at the ENSP national landscaping school, has led the first EARTHWORKS workshop in partnership with ECT. The goal of the workshop? To create an artwork in 4 days using 1,000m3 of soil.
For this workshop, with thirty-odd students from the ENSP or École de Paysage de Versailles, ECT made available: A site, inert soil, a bulldozer, and its operator.
The challenges? There were several:
- To examine the conceptual roots of Land Art
- To understand a landscape that has been reconstructed with inert soil
- To create an object on the scale of the wider landscape
The challenge was taken up successfully! A new landscape appeared!
Photo credit Simon Boudvin / ENSP