The historic part of the city of Besançon was built with a very specific type of stone: the Chailluz stone, from the forest of the same name. While discovering and wandering in the forest in question, Deana Kolenčiková collected stones which she diverted the use in equipping them with little wheels, ways to make roll in all the city center, for finally put in a Marulaz neighborhood community garden. Here she played with the symbolism of organic stones, which represents rather stillness, here humanized and gaining a new feature.
Bien Urbain 8
1 month: From 8th june to 8th july 2018
Site: Chez Hôp Hop Hop
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 (MX), Helmut Smits (NL), Brad Troemel (US), Vladimir Turner (CZ), Jazoo Yang (KOR), Brad Downey (US)
Deana Kolenčiková is interested in current social issues, which she approaches critically and with humor. When it acts in situ, each of its actions is preceded by a long phase of research on local urban space.