Research process involving dancers, botanical and non-botanical material, ongoing since 2020. 

Evolving out of an existing practice of experimental floral arrangements, Nemer has undertaken a research process into the creation of  large scale, time-based floral compositions involving performers.

The first series of studies began through artistic dialogue and experimentation with dancer Stephen Thompson, where the two explored methodologies for expanding Nemer’s floral aesthetics to involve human bodies. 

A first stage of research took place at the Fondation Fiminco, where Nemer artist in residence from 2020 to 2021. 

Videos of the process filmed by Carlos Franklin were edited into a series of “Études”, three of which were featured by Grand Union, Birmingham in a special web-based presentation. 

The Études are accompanied by a text by curator Seán Elder, who is following the process and dialoguing with Nemer with plans for a live staging of the resulting work in Birmingham in 2021. 

The research process with Thompson continued in the winter of 2021, expanding the methods and aesthetics with the participation of dancer Fabrice Ramalingom and flautist Alexis Morel. Additional Études were filmed by Matt Frenot. 

Photos by Lila Neutre and Matt Frenot.