Devenir Graine

Action in front of the
Svalbard Global Seed Vault,
Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Video, 12 min, 2012.

“Devenir graine” (in english: Becoming Seed), a silent protest shot in May 2012 in front of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. We are both huddled, trying our best to become seed, searching eternity near this ark. The title “becoming Seed” is reminiscent of the Deleuze and Guattari’s*concept of “becoming animal”, considered in a contemporary vegetal perspective : active immobility and invisible resources. **


* Gilles Deleuze & Felix Gattari 1980. A Thousand Plateaus. Trans. Brian Massumi. London and New York: Continuum, 2004. Vol. 2 of Capitalism and Schizophrenia. 2 vols. 1972-1980. Trans. of Mille Plateaux. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit.
** Francis Hallé, Éloge de la plante, Pour une nouvelle biologie, éd. Seuil, octobre 1999.