Bio-artist specializing in hybrid and antagonistic landscapes
If the starting point of Camille Goujon’s work is anchored in reality, her plastic creations give shape to the imagination, a pretext for telling stories where the articulation between reality and fiction is so tenuous that it allows her to deal with serious subjects with humor. It was during a school exchange between the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and the Art Center college in Los Angeles in 2004 that Camille Goujon began an investigation into the history of water in Los Angeles. . His work on the disappearance of water, geological collapses, networks, environmental disasters linked to human activity is gaining momentum. In 2018, Camille Goujon decided to move to Marseille, a city where she found many similarities with Los Angeles. Due to its light, its Mediterranean climate, its vegetation, the aridity of its landscapes, the confrontation between mineral and architecture, the very extent of this city spread out between sea and mountains, the diversity of its population … The research that she is currently developing in Marseille is part of the continuity of her investigation into collapses, disappearance, underground networks, the highlighting by minuscule of serious issues that reveal the political, economic and ecological history of ‘a territory.
In his photographic practice, Grégoire Édouard’s main concern is questions relating to the place of man within the biosphere. His photographic practice is guided by numerous steps, and tries to restore the links that bind us to beings, things and places. It is born in the meeting of the ordinary and tries to celebrate its presence. Fragmented, without artifice, the writing draws its strength from the sensoriality combined with the experience of the outside as a movement from the inside to the outside (and vice versa). His approach requires time, a time to fully live the artistic experience and free from everything superfluous, it lies in the accomplishment of a practice: immersive stays, daily walks, the simplification of his work tools and the quest for greater freedom to act. In his latest work Bruissement, he attempts to deconstruct the dichotomy between nature and culture, by offering a multiple, sensory and living approach, which reweaves relationships between humans and the rest of life.
He graduated from the National School of Photography in Arles. He is interested in changing landscapes, in rural areas (commissioned by the Landscape Photographic Observatory) as well as in Mediterranean metropolises (Dos à la mer, promenade en Méditerranée urbaine, Filigranes, 2009). Since 2012, he has been exploring city-nature relationships (Marseille, ville sauvage, Actes Sud 2012 and GeumUrbanum, Filigranes, 2013) and the peri-urban areas of the Marseille metropolis: as part of Marseille Provence 2013, in collaboration with Bertrand Stofleth, he produces Paysage Used, Landscape Photographic Observatory since GR2013 thanks to a public order for photographs from the National Center for Plastic Arts (CNAP).
Since 2016, he has been producing a series of photographs of objects, gestures and agricultural landscapes in the Parisian conurbation: The principle of rurality, supported by assistance for documentary photography from the CNAP.
Le Cabanon Vertical is a multidisciplinary association, which combines applied arts, visual arts, and experiments a possible relationship between artistic approach and social dialogue. She is interested in the place of inhabitants in public space, by highlighting the uses, real or potential, of places.
The design of projects involves observation of the context, the confrontation of points of view, in dialogue with the inhabitants. The sculptural creations are inspired by micro-architectures from vernacular culture, or create a new form of urban furniture, linked to the different uses and situations of a place, unique, and on a human scale.
Born in Strasbourg in September 2009, the Collectif Etc aims to bring together energies around a common dynamic of questioning urban space. Through different mediums and different skills, the Collective aims to be a support for experimentation.
Their projects are optimistic, open and are oriented towards the spontaneous public of the city. Their common characteristic is to act in the public space by including the local population in their creative process.
They are expressed through the realization of built structures, street furniture, scenographies, light devices, the organization of meetings or conferences, learning workshops.
The purpose and interest of these urban experiments is not only in the result, but above all in the process that generates it and in the new environment and the new behaviors it engenders.
Since 2013, Yes We Camp has been exploring the possibilities of building, living in and using shared spaces by offering innovative, functional and inclusive temporary facilities. For each project, the association calls on the targeted skills of professionals in its network and works in conjunction with local stakeholders. Today, the permanent team brings together around twenty people based in Marseille and Paris who share the same desire to contribute to the contemporary world.
Initiator of the artistic group Les Pas Perdus which today brings together a multidisciplinary team, Guy-André Lagesse is a visual artist from Mauritius, who lived in South Africa until the age of 17 before settling in Marseille, in France. This particular journey of life has led him, in his artistic practice, to work to bring together artistic disciplines, genres, registers and people that social and economic situations tend to separate.
For the past fifteen years, the artistic group Les Pas Perdus has therefore been offering installations and plastic works interwoven in an inventive journey through furniture> the house> the neighborhood> the city. By rubbing shoulders with popular aesthetic practices, the artistic group works on the production of works in co-production with popular creators; enthusiastic inhabitant / aunts, tinkerers, gardeners, dreamers, handicrafts enthusiasts, apartment poets …
Always ready to reuse with delight and intoxication what others want to get rid of, Guy-André Lagesse, Nicolas Barthélemy and Jérôme Rigaut have established over time a relationship of vigorous and dynamic complicity with inhabitants “inventors of everyday life”. The Concerted Anniversary Zones, the Apartment Tuning, the Furnished Circuits, the Promenade du Jardin des Wishes Bricolés and The Houses of the Ordinary and the Fantasy® offer the possibility of working around the daring and ardor of these inhabitants who have become for the occasion “Art Occasional”.
Thus, the artists offer users of the city to examine the concerns of everyday life as poetic potential, to find the link between the singularity and the ordinary of days and to inhabit the world through aesthetic practices and plastic creations. both in public spaces and in changing urban areas.
Ipin alias Germain Prévost, born in Reims in 1981, is a heterodox artist. At the start of the 2000s, G. alias I. divided his training between painting in brownfields and completing a master’s degree in Environment and Society in Marseille. Numerous cross-roads, from street art to live performance and performance, lead him today to orient himself more towards contextual art. Passionate about in-situ work, the relationship to scale, landscape and photography, he offers us in his works a committed, ironic and sensitive vision of his environment. Although now using a non-figurative vocabulary, in his graphic dystopias or his recent works in the HØME (s) series, he does indeed speak to us of the Human and his place in Society. He currently lives in Toulon.