Ceremony of the olive tree
designed with Anaïs Silvestro
Learning that a new history of olive oil is unfolding thousands of kilometers from its roots in Japan, Luz and Anaïs left for three months in 2019 for an artistic residency at Villa Kujoyama - one of the branches of the French Institute in Japan, with the idea to create a project that will honor the olive tree and the fruit of its harvests.
Following their two-week stay on the island of Shōdoshima alongside olive growers, the two visual designers return to Kyoto with many raw materials from the olive tree and then create objects from the same olive trees that produced the oils. of olives brought back, like ceramics enamelled with olive ash.
©Thibaut Chapotot / Fondation Carmignac