Artist and landscaper by training, Julien Rodriguez uses walking and sensitive cartography as a tool for understanding our environment, our society, as a vector of collective imaginations and histories. He designs and manufactures contextual artistic interventions, draws maps, travel diaries, is also interested in sound and writing. Always taking inspiration from what the place says. By going to meet those who live there. By highlighting what is already there. By forging links. By multiplying the points of view.
The flâneuses are 2 passionate ecological biologists, who transmit and talk about their favorite world, the sea for one and bats for the other, and this in their city of heart, Marseille.
After a Masters in biodiversity management, Marion Gayaud worked for various species study and conservation programs: in the Gers on the European Pond Turtle (semi-aquatic turtle) then in Germany on migratory birds. It was in 2011 that she fell to the dark side of the force, specializing in the study of bats. A hybrid animal itself, city dweller and naturalist, she will take you into her passion for these strange young ladies of the night and introduce you to the world of Marseilles urban ecology.
In 2010, after her master’s degree in biology, Anjelika Solé went to study monkeys in an Indian forest and then dolphins and sea turtles in the Red Sea in Egypt. It was in 2011 that she began working as a scientific mediator at the Marseille Museum and she led multiple outings to explore urban biodiversity. Today, she is an environmental guide and lecturer and she will introduce you to nature through her scientific and educational culture.
Anne-Sophie Turion expresses her appetite for the living and the visual in the form of in-situ interventions, performances, shows. In the black box or in the open air, she attacks reality to orchestrate it into fiction. Using humorously the artifices of the theater or the cinema, she creates stories with apparent cogs: spectacular images and scenarios are constructed on sight, letting real life take hold on all sides.
Anne-Sophie often works with four hands: she has designed several projects as a duo with performer Jeanne Moynot (Bordel in 2017, Le poil de la bête and It remains between us in 2018, Belles plants in 2019) and is currently starting a new creation with the choreographer Eric Minh Cuong Castaing as part of their pair residency at Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto).
Founded in 2021, his company, Grandeur nature, is supported by ActOral, Artist support office (Marseille).
Created in 2008, Agonie du Palmier is a collective based in Marseille. It hosts shows created within it and supports them throughout their creation and distribution. Each show has its own identity according to the team that constitutes it because the artists of the collective come from various artistic practices. The collective gives itself the right to regularly change shape in order to be as close as possible to the reality of those who compose it. Today the artistic direction is provided by Coline Found and Pierrick Bonjean. They give the shows clownish, ‘pataphysical tints; in the street, in an apartment, in a conference, at the bar counter, on a Villosophical stroll … They work again and again on the absurdity of the world which makes them living performers, not yet dead.
Nathalie Cazals is driven by her curiosity and the desire to understand how things work around us. Always in search of meaning when she engages in an adventure. A (in) quest on cultural identities for her doctorate and here she is an archaeologist for more than 15 years. Thus, from the hands in the earth to a systemic view of culture, it develops a wide range of knowledge and promotes heritage in multiple forms. It supports communities and the associative sector in the implementation of cultural projects whose values come from popular education and through the application of Cultural Rights, by creating synergies between tourism, cultural and social actors. Author of stories, Nathalie Cazals shares her investigations of Marseille, with meticulousness and scientific analysis and a zest of artistic renditions during urban walks.
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. “
Co-founder of the GR2013, Loïc Magnant is more often in the organization of walks than in accompanying them. But these incessant surveys prompted him in 2015 – at the request of MUCEM – to create a heritage walk around the perimeter of the Etang de Berre, a walk that remains at the heart of the news.
Antoine Devillet is a researcher in philosophy within the Bureau des guides of the GR2013, at the intersection between philosophical, landscape and artistic investigations and the creation of collective territorial communities of citizens. He graduated in Philosophy of Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles following the defense of his thesis on artificial reefs as a technical trajectory showing changes in conservation biology practices.