“I work in and with the landscape. Real landscapes in which I wander and bivouac. Landscapes fantasized through the stories of Science-Fiction and Fantasy. During these walks, I glean the forms, sensations and materials that make up my sculptural and performative practice. The know-how of ceramics or vegetable dyes allow me to raise awareness of the economy of my body in a landscape and to register myself in a genealogy of gestures. Most often, each piece is thought out as an encounter with a place and its inhabitants (who are not necessarily human). At the moment, I live in Marseille so I forge links with the Provençal hinterland. I fantasize “Nature” as a welcoming margin where I can become indefinite in a porous future. I try to share these experiences by arranging collective spaces where we can imagine new ways of living and doing. »
Whore and gardener, Lazare Lazarus draws bodies that open like windows onto clumps of burning garrigue, where the limestone heats under the agaves erected like temples, where the prickly pear cactus bleed in the sun, and knock against the shore, where the pines, flattened in the hollow of the scree, give off scents of cum and resin. Lazare imagines moving lands to collect the memory of bodies and recount our struggling desires. Herbariums, etchings, serigraphs, so many chapels to meditate and happily band with the landscape.
Collector of stones and stories
Nelle gleans and tells stories invoking collections of venom stones, stone butches that transmit their rocky languages, fossilized will-o’-the-wisps at bends in the paths, singing floods and muddy gestures. He likes to create semi-fictitious spaces, as if to invite himself into our dreams and hallucinations and invite himself to embody imaginary and desiring roles. His work takes the form of installations, costumes, altars, collections, drawings and invitations to tell stories.
Imaginary investigator photographer
Camille Fallet began by documenting the landscapes of Aveyron, where he grew up, and continues a series on Molènes, tall plants found almost everywhere in the world, dispersed by wind and cars. Like an investigator, Camille Fallet identifies potentially significant elements each time in a given environment. His research is also that of previous images, linked to a personal imagination. In this associative visual memory, the notion of cutting, in the double sense of extraction and sequence, holds an essential place. She is the link between comics, fantasy films and artist books using photography through which her gaze has been formed. He is part of the initiating team of the INVENTARY project which brings together a wide selection of photographic works carried out in the Bouches-du-Rhône metropolitan area since the 1980s. Today, it brings together nearly 60 photographers and more than 5,000 images. . This unprecedented gathering of photographic works aims to be exhibited online to present side by side series of images that reveal, as they travel through them, these territories swept by the same wind.
© License Color Photo Studio, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Espace Croisière, Arles 2019
© For Whom The Bell Tolls (Go), Centre Photographique Marseille, Festival Photo Marseille, CNAP, Marseille 2021
© Surprise party, Marseille Expos, Galerie du 5ème, Marseille 2015
Documentary filmmaker of living together
Assuming a photographic practice with an evolving grammar, Benjamin Béchet is as interested in the documentary approach as in the staging.
He has co-founded collectives and participated in collective adventures: Dolce-Vita, Odessa Photograpie (s) or the cooperative agency Picturetank.
His desire for multidisciplinary work has led him to direct multimedia films for Médecins Sans Frontières as well as to stage self-portraits and exquisite corpses.
He works with the French (Geo, Elle, Society, Obs …), foreign (New York Times, Vanity Fair, Spiegel, Stern …) and NGOs (MSF …) press.
Since 2020, he has devoted himself to the new sensitivity accorded to living things and to “human-non-human” relationships.
“I was born in 1976. I worked as a graphic designer, but now it’s mostly drawing. Outdoor drawing and comics, that’s my hygiene. When I’m a little too choking at home, I go out and, if I’m lucky enough to be in a big city, I fight against the crowds. The rest of the time, if I’m in the south, I do the same with the creeks. “
After graduating from the Haute École des arts du Rhin (HEAR Strasbourg), Pierre Tandille began working with various cultural structures, associations and artists. He collaborates with other designers as well as with architect-builders for projects on paper and on screen as much as in the city, on various materials. Considering his work as a documentary form, he attaches a lot of importance to the preliminary investigation work during which he observes and questions the intervention context, the production of content, the printing and manufacturing processes, as well as the tools. broadcast. This taste for investigation leads him to collaborate regularly with artists, designers as well as with children or passers-by to research together, during work sessions or public workshops. In his relationship with the reader, he likes to open up spaces for play and creative ambiguity thanks to a vocabulary of free forms and pure colors. Pierre et Aéro Club Studio regularly collaborates with the Bureau des guides through the DEHORS editions as well as with the Gammares collective.
© Gazette du Ruisseau
Côme di Meglio is a visual artist, born in 1988 in Paris. He lives and works in Marseille.
“My creative process begins with an attention to the environment. A recognition of the terrain gives rise to an exploration of the available material, its often unrecognized and unsuspected properties and qualities. These are as well sensory, organic, and symbolic, and capable of making our physical dimension resonate. I summon the essential elements to all forms of life, earth, fire, water and clouds, the breath of orality. I harvest and I weave plants. I grow mushrooms to create building materials. Food also has a central place in my practice, symbolizing the transformations of matter that operate around us, and from which we derive our energy. “
© Côme di Meglio
© Côme di Meglio
© Côme di Meglio