After having drawn a giant message on the ground, calling the visitors of the Citadelle to come and join the festivities of Fichtre! avenue de Chardonnet, the members of ConstructLab imagined a love poem to the Rhodiaceta, shouted from the Citadelle by one of their members, Benoît, before leaving for the walk.
The prose is as follows:
How I love you my Rhodia.
Queen of possibilities.
You are my memory, my present, my future.
Hei la Rhodia.
Let me love you
let my heart animate you
for the happiness you bring me.
May I love you my Rhodia.”
The ConstructLab and Hôp Hop Hop collectives explored the present and questioned the future of the Prés-de-Vaux during a week of residency, from June 19th to 25th 2022. Equipped with microphones, notebooks and cameras, they surveyed the neighborhood to translate it in an artistic way.
Fichtre! is an event supported by the Ministry of Culture, the DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Besançon Métropole and the City of Besançon.
ConstructLab is a European network of architect-artists. Rather than imagining new buildings, they construct common and collaborative situations with existing places and those who live in them. The collective rafts in streams, builds furniture to create links between communities.