‘Roots to Routes’ and le Bureau des guides is delighted to invite you to a walk-performance on Saturday, October 16 from 14:30.

“Three sources led to journeys among the people settled on the ruins of the Roman Empire: the zeal of religion, the ardour of conquest, the spirit of adventure and enterprise, mixed with the greed of commerce. What drives us to travel today? What kind of traveler can one be in this world?”
(Extract from the book ‘(Dis)covering … Mountains’, p. 14)

The walk-performance ‘(Dis)covering … Mountains’ takes its name from a pocket book artist Flo Kasearu and researcher Sara Bédard-Goulet created in collaboration with each other, published in English and French towards the end of 2020 as part of the ‘Roots to Routes’ programme. The book explores an epic journey to Marseille amidst the coronavirus outbreak, embarking on various places along the route until reaching the end destination at Park de la Barasse. ‘(Dis)covering … Mountains’ is partly about an imaginary journey which, through travel writing and drawings, describes the hidden culture and landscape of the Park de la Barasse, known above all for its toxic red mountains.

The walk-performance guided by Flo Kasearu and Sara Bédard-Goulet will take place at Park de la Barasse (departure at the park entrance from 14:30). Participants will receive a copy of the pocket book and will be invited to walk and gather in the park for a performative reading. The event will end with an aperitif in the company of the performers.

Registration: https://bureaudesguides-gr2013.fr/decouvrir-les-montagnes/

Event is supported by Estonian Embassy in Paris.

On Thursday, October 14 at 14:00 Flo Kasearu and Sara Bédard-Goulet will have a talk as part of the ‘Images in transit’ seminar at the Laboratory of Arts Studies at the Aix-Marseille University.
More information: https://lesa.univ-amu.fr/

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‘Roots to Routes’ is a collaboration between artists, curators and non-profit organisations from the Baltic countries, curated by Merilin Talumaa, Maija Rudovska and Justė Kostikovaitė. ‘Roots to Routes’ invites strangers to encounter the unknown and unfamiliar, while exploring and challenging concepts of ‘homebase’, ‘belonging’ and ‘identity’.
The first chapter of ‘Roots to Routes’ took place in Marseille as part of the Manifesta 13 Biennial programme entitled ‘Les Parallèles du Sud’ from 28 August to 25 October 2020. The collaboration is foreseen to continue throughout the coming years.