Interstice billboards is an artistic project led by the Super Terrain collective, accompanied by the McClane workshop and the Tout va bien workshop, in six high schools in the Franche-Comté region. With the intention of questioning the place of printed images in public space, the artists invited a group of students in each establishment to form a temporary collective working on the creation of interstitial spaces that break free from commercial imagery. The posters, imagined collectively and installed on different existing supports in the city, thus propose visual or poetic breaches in everyday life but also new readings of the spaces temporarily invested.
THREE COLLECTIVES FOR 6 HIGH SCHOOLS
From January 31 to February 9, 2018, Quentin and Lucas from the graphic design collective Super Terrain, in collaboration with Jil Daniel, were in residence at the Cournot de Gray high school with a group of high school students (the students in the 1st option plastic arts) and their teacher Adeline Myotte. The collective and the high school students worked on the creation in woodcutting and hand-made printing (using a lawn roller) of a series of large-format posters, to then install them in the streets of Gray, before concluding the 10-day residency through a collective stroll and snack.
From 7 to 16 March, before their residency at the Pré Saint Sauveur high school in Saint Claude, Luc and Lucas from the Super Terrain collective were in residence at LEGTA Granvelle in Dannemarie-Sur-Crête. Anna from the Atelier Tout va bien was at the Lycée Montciel in Lons-le-Saunier to introduce high school students to cyanotype on fabric. The prints were then installed in public space in each of the communes.
VISUAL ARTIST IN HIGH SCHOOL
Through this device, the Regional Council of Franche-Comté is intended to arouse curiosity and encourage students initiatives by meeting with artists and discover places of artistic creation and diffusion. Four approaches are addressed here : the encounter with an artwork by the discovery of a creative process, artistic and cultural practice through linking with the various fields of knowledge and the construction of an aesthetic judgment. For the year 2015/2016, our organization has been chosen to involve an artist with students from Pasteur High School, CFA Hilaire de Chardonnet, the school of Le Corbusier and LEGTA Mancy. These are well over 160 students who meet the artist Escif. Having started with a visit to Bien Urbain, the goal is to encourage students to discover the area of urban arts, especially by the sensitivity through practice.
Super Terrain is a collective of graphic designers made up of Quentin Bodin, Luc de Fouquet and Lucas Meyer founded in 2014, based in Nantes and Marseille. “We are working on the creation of posters, visual identities, books but also websites, scenographies, installations in space or signage. Through each project, we try to produce generous images or devices, taking into account their context of dissemination and use. Our practice mobilizes know-how related to the manufacture of graphic objects. We collaborate for this regularly with accomplices partners (photographers, writers, printers, developers, builders …). We offer this know-how to sponsors with whom we share a vision, motivations, desires and with whom we want to maintain a relationship of trust. At the same time, we are continuing to develop an artistic practice playing on the boundaries between art and graphic design, during creation residencies or self-initiated projects. These experiences are for us the occasion of plastic productions which question our tools, our relationship to the image and its reproduction. These attempts allow us to imagine spaces for experimentation and narration as an extension of our graphic practice. Since 2017, and the Galaxy Gutenberg experience, a panorama of editorial practices, we have also been developing a publishing activity.”
Super Terrain, Ville de Gray, Chloé Cura, Johanna Romary