Live Dining is part of the exhibition Visual Natures, The Politics and Culture of Environmentalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries - march 30 to september 5, 2022

 see the Live Dining website here at

 here is two of the many adaptation of Live Dining below

Between urban buildings LIVE DINING in Manhattan NYC (august 2008)

urban field LIVE DINING in Montreal (september 2007)

"Live Dining" (2005 and ongoing) 

 is in the exhibition : 

Visual Natures -

The Politics and Culture of Environmentalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries 

 The exhibiton began yesterday March 30, 2022 and continues till September 5th 2022.
Visual Natures is product of more than two years of critical investigations around climate science, creative practices and eco-politics, Visual Natures is a continuation of the journey started in 2021 with the data-driven installation Earth Bits – Sensing the Planetary and the public programme Climate Emergency > Emergence, curated by the first maat Climate Collective.
This research project surveys political, social and cultural forms of collective agency that, over the course of the last one hundred years or so, demonstrate how the transforming human understanding of “nature” – philosophical, biological, economic – informs the ways in which we organise, sustain and govern our communities as an expanding planetary construct, both in concept and practice. The resulting mapping cross-references four subjects of analysis – artistic production and cultural events, technological innovations and scientific findings, social movements, and deliberations of global governance – loosely following a chronological order from the 1950s until today. The presentation defies the challenge of its encyclopaedic character by way of a thematic organisation along three main concatenated clusters – Deep Ecology (1950–1980), The Planetary Complex (1990–2010), Multinaturalism (2010–2020) – each converging around expanding meanings of ‘ecology’ and environmentalism that from the 1960s onwards have grown central in international public debate, as phenomena of global growth, natural resource scarcity and pollution became provenly intertwined. 

Live Dining 2005- 2015

Corn Field Performances 2002

Verticale - centre d'artistes présente :

Verticale - centre d'artistes présente :
Nicole Fournier et Doug Scholes, un projet de commissariat du collecif N.& M.

Table de Biodiversité : Verdir - Nourrir 2012

À Place Benoît - Les Ateliers Performance ACE (Art-Communautés-Environnement) 2011-2012

À Place Benoît - Les Ateliers Performance ACE (Art-Communautés-Environnement) 2011-2012
Projet EN PARTENARIAT AVEC Le Centre Communautaire Bon Courage (CCBC)

Nourriture et médecine vivantes 2010

Nourriture et médecine vivantes 2010
photo de Johanne Chagnon

2009 Interconnected Performers by Nicole Fournier, artwork-curatorial art project

2009 Interconnected Performers by Nicole Fournier, artwork-curatorial art project
2009 - challenging the idea of artist / curator at the same time, making literally fresh edible, off the wall of the gallery abstract art, in continuation of abstract art traditions, but addressing food and cooking issues, in the gallery, as food is free and everyone is invited to eat, including your dogs. Live action preparing food, compost, on the ground on your tablecloth, with decomposing food nearby validated, fungi, bacteria and airborn microbes are always with us - the invisible performers. (read more on blog)..... Interconnected Performers / Performers interconnectées, image of "The interconnections of people, dogs, fungi, food...performing" by Nicole Fournier, photo by Tagny Duff - feb 1st 2009, moment in performance from Nicole Fournier "painting with food, she made with public on the ground of the gallery, as a live action performance of edible abstract painting, for people and dogs to be eaten live off the wall of the gallery, made of purées of spinach, carrot, potato, onion, parsley, olive oil, garlic...repetition, repetition....

Couvert sur Place, Québec, 2009

Couvert sur Place, Québec, 2009
collective participatory performance presented by Engrenage Noir LEVIER. Le 14 mai à Québec, devant l’Assemblée nationale, organisé par Le Collectif pour un Québec sans pauvreté, Campagne Mission Collective" Bâtir un Québec sans pauvreté

Organic Container 1996-1999

Vision de Nicole Fournier mandat d'InTerreArt / art contemporain / Art Éco interdisciplinaire

InTerreArt a été fondé en février 2008, pour réaliser et disséminer la vision interdisciplinaire d’art de Nicole Fournier , rassemblant Art-Communautés-Environnement : Art se définit par pratiques d’art engagées « LifeArt » (inclusive des disciplines en Arts et Sciences & non-disciplines, connaissances traditionnelles, ancestrales écologiques pour la santé de tous); Communautés est la diversité de peuples et individus, leurs participation par leurs créativités et voix uniques. Environnement reflète notre contact direct avec la Nature, Sa Biodiversité (les trillions d’espèces micro à macro), nos interconnexions, les cycles de la vie, la créativité dans le 3RV (réemploi, recyclage, réduction à la source), santé et alimentation reconnecté directement à la la planète. Ainsi promouvoir la polyagriculture, l’agriculture urbaine, flore & faune urbain, verdissement des villes et ressources naturelles urbains. Parler urbain pour addresser la population lié aux enjeux locaux et globaux. Car si nous pouvons vivre plutôt à l’échelle local nous pourrons laisser le reste de la planète tranquille, et arrêter la destruction de la biodiversité de nos forêts planétaires. L’idée est que nos ressources naturelles proviennent de l’innovation d’agriculture écologique urbaine et périurbaine, en lien avec la croissance et l’intégration des écosystèmes de la flore et faune urbain et périurbain de nos villes.



InTerreArt was founded in February 2008, to realize and disseminate Nicole Fournier’s interdisciplinary art vision of bringing together Art-Communities-Environnement, that is, engaged art practices, which include nondisciplines and disciplines in arts, sciences, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental health and social services, participation of community members, sustainable greening of cities, biodiversity, urban agriculture, urban wilderness, as Art, in addressing environmental issues on a local and global scale. International inspiration between 1950’s – 80’s include: Suzanne Lacy (engaged art practices), Joseph Beuys ("social sculpture"), Agnes Denes, Fluxus, Allan Kaprow, Linda Montano.