Mathieu Tremblin, member of the “Frères Ripoulins” and Epos 257, respectively invited at Bien Urbain in 2014 and 2015, realised a serie of spontaneous actions around the old Aldi mall, 94 rue de Vesoul, at the corner with rue Elisée Reclus.
Investing the outdoor space of abandoned shops by installations, performances or changing urban codes, their interventions question us about our relationship with consumption society, publicity or nature.
Bien Urbain 8
1 month: From 8th june to 8th july 2018
Site: Hôp Hop Hop (Besançon, FR)
Associate artist: Brad Downey (US)
16 guest artists : Christian Eisenberger (AUT), Julien Fargetton (FR), John Fekner (US), Somaticae (FR), Olivier Grossetête (FR), Deana Kolenčiková (CZ), Cie La Méandre (FR), Jérôme Fino (FR), Igor Ponosov (RU), Yevgen Samborsky (UKR), Santiago Sierra (MX), Helmut Smits (NL), Brad Troemel (US), Vladimir Turner (CZ), Jazoo Yang (KOR), Brad Downey (US)
Epos257 practices in public space through installations, painted murals, and performances. At the intersection between art and militancy, his work finely questions social and political contexts. Charged with symbolism, his creations result from radical and sometimes vindictive methods.
Since 2006, Mathieu Tremblin and David Renault work together under the name of Frères Ripoulin (as a reference to the Ripoulain Brothers where OX was also a member of during the 80s) and pin the codes and urban norms that graffiti has shaked up. Their performances deal with the ephemeral, the illegal and involve “free” spaces, the towns garbage as well as passers-by look.