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
Julia and Hugo from the McClane workshop (based in Rennes) introduced the high school students from the CFA Hilaire de Chardonnet to Guy Debord’s psycho-geography. Taking it as a starting point, they invited the students to ask themselves this question: how does our environment orient our choices and have an effect on our desires and feelings? They also worked with the students of the Nodier high school in Dole.
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.
The McClane workshop is a duo of artists based in Rennes, composed of Julia Crinon and Hugo Marchal. We started working together at the beginning of 2013, motivated by our common influences and our practice of drawing. Silk-screen printing and self-publishing have been a way to gain autonomy, to spread our work ourselves and to evolve in alternative scenes imbued with a strong ethic. Today, if self-publishing and silk-screen printing remain central to our work, we have opened up to other practices (installations, murals, photography…) and all of them overlap and meet continuously.
Atelier McClane, Chloé Cura