In our fast-growing century, a craftsman's rhythm of life differentiate itself from the society's tempo. As we tend to industrialize and accelerate the technical processes used in the creation of goods, the artisanal practices are much more a matter of tremendous skills. Jan Bartos is one of those craftsmen living in Paris and whose very own speciality is to create violins. Jan spends his days carving wood and assembling the pieces with the highest degree of precision. This meticulousness requires great patience in order to shape an intrument, as he indeed sets up to six violins a year.
I discovered his workshop in September 2016 - located in the third discrict of the capital. Immediately fascinated by the technique, my mindset was to convey its particular atmosphere, characterized by the contrast between the speed of the city and the slow temporality of Jan's daily life. The questioning of time and space within these two dimensions enabled a transmedial approach, as the editorial and digital parts use different entries to our character's intimate world.
Editorial composition of an essay about the representation of divine for Arch exhibition in Nantes.
The human body is a physical mass in quasi-perpetual motion : it circulates, pauses and constantly generates new trajectories. How can we highlight and emphasize our body language? This project explores our moves and attitudes through dance.
→ With Camille Barlerin for the performance
Ephemeris is a daily playlist bringing together sight and hearing in order to question the relationship between these two senses through music. Whether the visual investigates the rhythm, the different tones or the physical strengh of the sound, its mostly about portraying the general atmosphere and how we individually feel the music. work in progress
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Drawing by being restrained to a repetitive action. I subjected myself to this constraint during this experimentation in order to raise a series of question, such as : How does my arm react to this systematism? When do I drop out? What shape will take the layout on the paper? This study is never-ending as there is no final point. I allow my mind to escape from a conscious attitude and my focus to slip away to enable the hand to proceed independently to its course. I don't aim at creating a figurative sign and I don't have any temporal framework. Therefore, it questions my patience and somehow even invites me to rethink my ultimate goals.
006_le culte du microsillon
"... A vinyl record is therefore much more than a meer artefact used to listen to music, it concentrates an entire microcosm with its technical, aesthetical, cultural and symbolic dimensions. Its imaginary takes us back to the golden age of history of art in music..."
extract from the philoshical study written during my bachelor's project in 2015
This project was realised as part of a workshop which aimed at reenchanting our vision of the coal-mining area in the North region.
→ With Camille Barlerin, Quentin Creuzet and Axel Vergeot, 2014
»They jump, climb, fly. Walls and borders don't mean much, nights and days mean nothing. Roaming the streets like we belong, we do belong. Both permanent purgatory and cheap ass heaven, it's so sweet it outweighs everything else and we love every word that bleeds out, every drop of sweat that leaks. When Gods and thugs sleep, the heathen take over. Everyone a pawn made king. I know you like heights but run steady, establish a continuum but start anew. Tomorrow morning, tonight. Who's gonna give the dog a bone? And what happened to the revolution?«
→ Words are by Gabriel Franjou, first music is courtesy of Akatana, second is unknown artist, 2015
Internship report with Us Berlin studio in may and june 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
This digital installation was made out of the preexisting identity of the ESAAT school Open doors of February 2016.
→ With Camille Baouche, Sarah Beauchamps and Bastien Forato
012_les 3 suisses
Tribute to a mail order catalogue of the french company les 3 Suisses, printed in 1984. This project was realised during a graphic design workshop.
→ With Lucie Meslien, Nérina Denais and Carla Empereur-Cerruti, 2015
013_deux mille seize
Conception of the digital new year greeting card for the ESAAT school of Roubaix.
→ With Sarah Beauchamps, 2016
Getting our hands on projection mapping...
→ With Méline Carlotti and Juliette Coquet, 2017
Origine is a work around light, the one that reveals, dazzles and wraps us. The main character, whose identity is never perceived, goes on a dreamlike trip thanks to light, to reach his memories, his origin. Riding between shadow and radiance, he manages to introspect to understand the essence if his existence.
→ With Bastien Forato, 2015