Past Nantes Event: VOL 8

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Bookshelf forever

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Benjamin Reverdy is interested in books, this beautiful objects, specialy the art of book covers. He loves them, collects them. And now, he has undertaken an inventory of the readers of his tram line, creating a kind of literary map of the city. (in French)

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Rethinking multimodal transportation

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Nicola Barbisan, Victor Martial and Natalya Yankovska present us their vision of a multimodal station for the city of Nantes.
Train stations are no longer stand-alone terminus, but need to be fully connected with the city, and have to combine various existings transportation networks to achieve a high level of performance in order to play an active role in the urban life.
The transformation of Nantes train station involves rethinking the act of travel in all its spatial and temporal dimensions. Thus the goal was to design a performant yet comfortable transportation hub, a new architectural landmark aiming to make commute and travel more efficient and simple, for both pedestrians, cyclists or commuters. {in French}

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Miniature pieces of art

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Blanche Daramir is a french artist who makes drawings and miniature sculptures. This small size work forces the viewer to look at them in a special way. {in French}

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Marchands de province

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Simon Mandin have always in mind this quote from Yoshi Yamamoti: "To dress always means thinking of people!"
His work begins with untreated material and develops a volume around the body. {in French}

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The making puppets backstage

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Based in France, Anna Deschamps graduated in 2006 from the national college of Art and Design (ENSAD "les arts-déco", Paris) as a set-designer. But since then, I have been involved into stop-motion movies and street theatre making mainly puppets.
From Paris to Bamako through Melbourne and London, follow me in the backstage of various films productions, I will show you the process of making puppets. {in French}

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Premium fresh ready to bake cookie dough

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In Nantes, Morgane and Emmanuel Chevalier make delicious cookie doughs, by hand and without any additives or preservatives, using only the best local ingredients and... a lot of love! {in French}

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Between reality and routine

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In her work, Chloé Jarry conjures situations where art meets everyday life. She likes the indistinct sphere where these two realities mingle and interconnect, evoquing a never-ending dialogue between one and the other.
She has chosen the technique of earthenware as a material permitting me to mould and copy everyday objects : light bulbs, electrical sockets, adaptors, carpet slippers, grab-handles, pegs, plastic bottles forgotten on a bedside table... The technique of earthenware transforms the original object. During the steps of moulding, drying, and firing, the object gets distorted in a way that I cannot, and don’t wish to control, and my sculptures bear the traces of these accidents. Here’s what she is most interested in, as opposed to, for instance, a brand new and perfectly cast light switch freshly coming out of the production chain. I voluntarily keep the traces of my manipulation, I even leave the jagged edge you get during the process of casting. The hardly distorted form gives an impression of strangeness.
Her sculptures fully live in the space she offer to them. Discreet, they won’t change its function in the slightest, their presence will simply mark it in a subtle way, like appendixes from a parallel world.
She reproduces objects which are so typical for everyday life we don’t notice them any longer. Thus, her work offers a new regard on form, function, and space. {in French}

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@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

AIRSTUDIO is a french creative studio that specialises in 3D views for (unbuilt) arhitecture and design.
Our task consist in finding a way of honouring each architect and each piece of architecture. We're always looking for "the good light", the good atmosphere or feelings. We're always trying to create a sensible relashionship between the light and the shadows... and make the story that should take place in the image possible!
Communication and understanding with the archi team are such important as our curiosity, sensibility and creativity! {in French}

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Qin Expérimentale

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

"Qin Expérimentale" is a fashion line inspired by the chinese history of art and aesthetics. Qin is the first Chinese emperor, says Sandra L'Hostis. Sandra imagines a refined product with little closure but complex knotting "every knot has got a meaning, everything is a ritual" between treatment lines, folds and superposition of precious materials such as silk washed. {in French}

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Moondog, 20th century blind viking composer

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Since 2009 Amaury Cornut works about the life and music of Louis T. Hardin aka Moondog, a singular and unrecognized 'classical' composer. He was a blind beggars, dressed like a viking, who also has conducted the prestigious New York Philharmonic Orchestra and influenced Philip Glass and Steve Reich in the same time he was jamming with Charlie 'Bird' Parker and Mingus and was a heroes for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin or Elvis Costello. Amaury who just published few month ago the french biography and run the strings ensemble 'Minisym' which play Moondog's rare music, open with this PechaKucha a small door to discover Moondog's universe... {in French}

Tram On Way ENSAN
Architecture Students in Nantes
Simon Mandin
in Nantes
Anna Deschamps
model and puppet maker in Rennes
Emmanuel & Morgane Chevalier
Entrepreneurs, founders of Mamm in Nantes
Chloé Jarry
in Nantes
Tanguy Aumont
Sandra L'hostis
drawing, fashion and fun!, QIN Expérimentale in Nantes
Amaury Cornut
in Nantes