On 22 October, we brought together art and vegetables for this first edition of Bol Bol Bol. In the Planoise district, on the Place de l’Europe, numerous activities and events took place around food and creation.
For the occasion, the artist Ju Hyun Lee imagined and conceived a scenography all in bowls and vegetables to dress up this space for a day. With the three forms of bowls, Ju Hyun Lee highlights our cultural differences in our food practices. While in France, soup is eaten in a hollow plate, in Asian countries it is a deep bowl that is used to hold the often very liquid soups.
These giant bowls have also become vegetable dryers, a widespread practice in South Korea, the artist’s country of origin, in order to preserve food throughout the year.
These vegetable skewers coloured the different animation zones of Bol Bol Bol. On the programme:
A soup competition brought together 16 teams, who presented original soups of various origins.
Miroirs du Monde and the Pari association proposed collective cooking moments to prepare the soup and bread, tasted by everyone in the evening around a big table.
The Maison de Quartier de Planoise, Le Fablab des Fabriques, ADDSEA, the Nelson Mandela Media Library and the City of Besançon’s waste management department ran creative workshops on food and ecology.
With the support of the Besançon-Planoise Citizens’ Council and Unis’cité, the Senegalese association for talibé children and Loge GBM.
The artist Eric Van Osselaer presented his Carotte Quantique, a musical intervention using fresh vegetables and fruit.
The day ended with the show Monument by Collectif Protocole, presented by Les 2 Scènes.
LES ATELIERS JUSTE ICI
The Ateliers Juste Ici is a project of collective and creative appropriation of public spaces carried out by the association Juste Ici since 2018 in the Planoise district and since 2021 in the Clairs Soleils district, in the framework of the City Contract. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires, the Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Besançon Métropole, the City of Besançon and the MJC Clairs-Soleils Thanks to the adult relay system, the artist Ju Hyun LEE will lead workshops and create works of art with the residents over three years (2021-2023) in these neighbourhoods.
Ju Hyun LEE is a South Korean artist who works with cultivated and/or wild plants, exploring all aesthetic, gustatory and convivial experiences. Her main subject of experimentation is food, food that changes our views, emotions, thoughts, daily practices, health, value, organization of work, and finally, the sense of sharing.