The 8th edition of the Bien Urbain festival started on Friday 8th June at the Arsenal in Besançon (FR) ! Many festival-goers took part in the show Douter de mes propres appuis by the Collectif La Méandre. A sketch hanging in tribute to Zoo Project was set up in the Hôp Hop Hop café at the Arsenal and remained there until the end of the festival on June 23rd 2018.
The festivities continued throughout the weekend, both indoors and outdoors: a meeting with Dutch artist Helmut Smits at 52 Battant, followed by a mini-tour of his chalk wall in progress in rue Marulaz. Later on Saturday, a 12 volt DAB walkabout concert was proposed by Jérôme Fino and Somaticae, who transformed electromagnetic waves into sound experiments. Sunday was then the occasion to launch the 1st collective meal and the 1st bike tour of the season, a privileged time to share the works created since 2011!
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 (ES), Helmut Smits (NL), Brad Troemel (US), Vladimir Turner (CZ), Jazoo Yang (KOR), Brad Downey (US)