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 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.
Atelier Tout Va Bien
Our workshop was born out of a common desire to engage graphic design in an exploration of forms and senses, in a meticulous manipulation of point, line, surface and colour. We do not claim to have a style of our own. On the contrary, we consider that our duty as graphic designers is to adapt our creativity to the specificity of the request. We wish to serve the meaning, to generate concepts in perfect harmony with the nature of the message. “All is well” is an optimistic expression, but one that reveals a message brimming with irony.
Atelier Tout Va Bien, Johanna Romary