Interacting directly & symbolically with vernacular environments and communities at the intersection between life and aesthetics, art is experienced as a social & collective engagement.


Interagir directement et symboliquement avec des environnements et les communautés vernaculaires qui les compose. Le tout à l’intersection entre vie et esthétique, la relation est appréhendée comme un geste créatif mobilisant un engagement social et collectif.



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2020

Ritual workshop & performative urban visit at Université de Lorraine24 Septembre 2020, Jeudi des Quatre Temps The Tuesday of the 4 times, 4 groups of anonymous citizens gather to form a collective egregora, a political and spiritual body. The 4 groups wander through the city « traveling in spirit » with 4 tools to 4 diferent sites […]

2020

The encounter between residents & workers of the construction site of past clinic Sainte-Odile gives place to a collective launch of paper wishes through the windows of the now temporary social & artistic residency.

2020

External Promises is a simultaneous urban and astral visit through different cities. External Promises — Fortune guide for disaffected places addresses the issue of disaffectec space, as a way of rethinking intimate space (assigned space, sacred space or conquered space) from a post-confinement perspective by applying it to the affective and political relationship to public space. What […]

2020

The Workers of Nineteen Hundred Long is a video walk with the complicity of a public road worker. The latter proposes an archaeo-geological visit of the Meinau Technical Centre (Strasbourg, FR) and its various materials recovered, indexed and inventoried from the different sites of the city: cuttings from the cathedral, fragments from the Kleber square, remains of the Finkwiller bridge, fossils and debris of workers from « mille neuf cent longtemps » (nineteen hundred years ago).

2020

Donne moi un mot qui te donne de la force, je vais l’écrire comme un sort. ESPOIR

2020

“Private is political“ is an online dispositive of conversation between women artists and researchers. Using chating or browsing apps, women invited meet virtually to exchange visual references about domestic art as work condition and about the presence of women in public sphere regarding intimacy and spirituality. This gathering is readable from both physical and digital […]

2020

Of Stones and Days is an intervention in an elementary school in Bischwiller taking the form of a workshop. During a week-long meeting, children from two classes of CM1 and CM2 are invited to understand the space of the playground through the notion of psychogeography, and to experience its geological dimension. Equipped with pencils and invented cartography, the children walk around this space, excavate and analyze it with the accompaniment of artist Cynthia Montier.

The last stage of the workshop is an introduction to the editing and production of fanzines that transcribe the work done collectively and its journey.

2020

To come out with one’s head covered with a veil or face concealed is an act of faith as much as an act of protest that draws its sources from vernacular practices of blackening the face as much as from mortuary rituals, social, political or religious practices. The collective invention of historie.es veils / scarves / banners will be an opportunity to reflect together on the political power of textiles and the symbolisation and representation of struggles.

2020

Ritual of hopscotch – esotericogeographical attempt is a ritual initiated by Cynthia Montier & Ophelie Naessens, and activated from November 30 to December 01 on the occasion of the Rituals season of the Magasin des Horizons in Grenoble during autumn 2019.

2019

The Research Tarot is a non-divinatory tarot composed of 78 cards (80×145 mm) for as many figures. In contrast to the traditional Tarot de Marseille, the Tarot de Recherche draws on creative gestures and militant postures that predate it. Each reading engages an intervention: a research, an interview, or a performative gesture.

2019

S.F.B. kit est un ensemble d’auto-éditions, entre le fanzine vernaculaire et le multiple d’artiste, co-réalisé avec les ouvriers d’un chantier Strasbourgeois, dont la société de construction est maintenant fermée. Ce corpus éditorial restitue une résidence de travail clandestine et généreuse sur le chantier en question, mise en place grâce à la complicité des ouvriers.

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2018

Mise en Pli is the result of a residency initiated clandestinely with the maintenance staff of the Hotel Chicoutimi in Winter 2017: Corps et Manies, domestiquer la tache. This document is a video performance that transcribes the household scores of a comfort attendant working in the rooms of the Hotel, in real time thanks to a Gopro camera. The video document is then broadcast simultaneously on the hotel’s television sets, a vernissage is organized and a booklet is produced for the occasion.