Semina Percurrenta: from both sides of the border

 

Collaboration between Montserrat Duran Muntadas and Jean-Simon Trottier

Mixed Media. 2015

Photo: René Rioux

 

A Canadian man and a Spaniard woman meet, fall in love and decide to live together. They quickly find out about the countless laws , rules, forms, paperwork and all the other administrative red tape that prevent their love from easily crossing the seemingly friendly Canadian border.

 

This story, our own, is the inspiration for our collaborative project entitled Semina Percurrenta, which loosely means  the ''travelling seeds'' in Latin.

 

Why do we have borders to divide our lives? Couldn't we be more like seeds and just blow freely in the wind?

 

Our project consists of sculptural installations inspired by invading plants that defy borders, where the seed becomes a metaphor for freedom.

Nelumbo nucifera Trottier Muntadas
Nelumbo nucifera Trottier Muntadas
Arctium lappa Trottier Muntadas
Arctium lappa Trottier Muntadas
Proboscidea louisi Trottier Muntadas
Proboscidea louisi Trottier Muntadas
Averrhoa carambola Trottier Muntadas
Averrhoa carambola Trottier Muntadas
Averrhoa carambola Trottier Muntadas
Scabiosa Stellata Trottier Muntadas
Scabiosa Stellata Trottier Muntadas
Scabiosa Stellata Trottier Muntadas
Bixa Orellana Trottier Muntadas
Bixa Orellana TrottierMuntadas
Asclepia Syriaca TrottierMuntadas
Asclepia Syriaca TrottierMuntadas
SEMINA PERCURRENTA TrottierMuntadas