L'histoire en images de l'homme qui a cherché les origines de notre monde végétal
MARIO DEL CURTO |
• November 2019
In his long-term photographic explorations, Mario del Curto shows us the links that unite us to the plant world. In particular, he introduces us to the work of Nikolai Lavilov at the beginning of the 20th century, which needs to be shared: this Russian agronomist has identified the origins of the vast majority of cultivated plants. Without moral or categories, Mario offers us another look at our environment and its inhabitants. It demonstrates the inalienable nature of this link between humans and nature. His sharp eye leads him to observe the gardens invented by man, the loss of biodiversity, environmental changes and to question the issues of conservation of seed heritage. For him, the garden is a knowledge and knowledge is always a power; how does this domination express itself through the plant? In his talk, Mario places the living in the heart of life and not the human. An approach that also poses the simple and essential question why and how is there earth on earth?