Passe-moi un sapin Rita

Passe-moi un sapin Rita

Location:
Reford Gardens and International Garden Festival, 200 route 132, Grand-Métis, QC, G0J 1Z0, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Rita (Halmaï-Voisard, Stéphane; Rollin, Francis; Corbeil, Karine)
Text author(s): 
Rita (Halmaï-Voisard, Stéphane; Rollin, Francis; Corbeil, Karine)
Installation year: 
2008
Description: 

Rita’s contribution to the Reford Gardens' International Garden Festival is their zany take on reforestation, with the installation of a large scale ‘pine tree air freshener’ in a natural setting. This classic commodity was the inspiration for Rita in the creation of their garden. It was chosen for its simple form, as well as for being a highly recognizable cliché in popular culture.

Text of the artwork: 

Planter un arbre.
symbole d'une
volonté commune
de réparer les
dommages causés
par la présence de
l'Homme dans la
nature

 

Planter un arbre.
un geste à l'échelle
humaine qui
permet à l'individu
d'embellir son
environnement


Planter un arbre.
pour offrir un
habitat à la faune
qui l'entoure

Planter un arbre.
parce que c'est
beau


Planter un arbre.
parce que ça sent
bon!

History: 

Rita is a trio of young Montréal designers (Stéphane Rita Halmaï-Voisard, Francis Rita Rollin and Karine Rita Corbeil) who have created a magical forest. Rather than dangling from a car mirror, 100 “little trees” will be rearranged by visitors on a large plot of land – allowing the forest to be transplanted every day. Rita has taken this recognizable cliché of modern automotive culture and transformed its use to create a green and amusing garden – a giant playground or terrain de jeu géant.

Event date(s): 
2008