[:en]Exercise: Clay Animation Movie[:tr]Deneme: Çamur ile Animasyon[:]

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We worked on an clay animation movie about a story that happened in the street. It was a bout a women and a lorry driver of Sunday’s market guy and their fight. The driver dirtied the newly washed clothes of the women and they started to argue.

[:tr]We worked on an clay animation movie about a story that happened in the street. It was a bout a women and a lorry driver of Sunday’s market guy and their fight. The driver dirtied the newly washed clothes of the women and they started to argue.

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MARSEILLE : Arriving at Hotel Saint-Pierre de Rome

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Starting the new term, we get together for three days of immersion for the project “We Decide How We Reside”. On this occasion, we make a stopover at ” Hotel Saint-Pierre de Rome “, which is situated right in the center of Marseille. Katia, the director gives us “carte blanche”. Many thanks for her warm welcome and her trust !

Touching encounters with Carole, the housekeeper, Thierry the front-desk manager, Sonia the receptionist, Dravo who just joined the crew … Marie and Sonia the chambermaids and Jean-Marie the night watchman. A very welcoming hotel team.

They share their universe with us, their habits, their difficulties, their visions of an ideal hotel, of their job! This quirky hotel has a 100-year-old soul… It’s a labyrinth of a thousand doors, which open on passing fragments of life. We get familiar with this peculiar sort of life where individuals add-up without crossing each-other, and which flows 24hrs a day. This hotel wasn’t ever closed for one single day in the course of a century. As a result, there are plenty stories waiting to be picked from the fabric wallpaper!

From the terrace of the former board room, we see the little streets of Noailles, an old working-class area of town, toys from the hardware shop “Maison Empereur”, seafood stalls at “Chez Toinou”, two landmarks of the district, the top of the new tramway, the roofs around the Opera, the “Canebière”, the most famous street in Marseille, the masts of boats at “Le Vieux Port”… We are here at the crossroad of all of the city-centre’s main areas, split by the “Canebière” in one direction, and the tramway, a street corner, or a new urban rehabilitation site across the way.

We have all the time to visit this hotel from the cellar to the attic, to get lost in its twits and turns and to draw, map-out, write, interview, watch. We play the game, carrying-out some of the crew’s tasks, we explore the relationship between gesture and intimacy, between space and identity.

This is already the end of September, we will let these moments settle, to give us some precious, shiny material that we shall use upon our return in October.

 

Marseille : welcome to Hotel Obscura

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EN : During the workshop, we explored the  thematics around hotel which is full of symbols, codes and dreams. We had a public and free time to show our artistic work. 45 persons in the audience who went to La Cité des Arts de la Rue, the 28th of May to live the special experience evening in Hotel Obscura.

There, the audience was not sitting in a chair like in a theater : the visitors were walking in an hotel and had a short and impromptu moment in small groups to live the experience, without knowing what was a fiction or reality, in order to be aware of all the details in the hotel. In this artistic frame, we played with a non inhabited part of La Cité, a site for the invited artists. What is intimacy and how to appropriate a space to live? How to reveal an architecture ?

In our temporary hotel, we offered a glass to our “customers” to visit rooms where they could experience souvenirs of imaginary visitors of the hotel, and open the door to our selves-experiments between four walls.

 

FR : Lors du workshop, nous avons exploré la thématique de l’hôtel, espace chargé de symboles, de codes et de fascination, à travers une expérience artistique que nous avons rendue publique. Quarante cinq spectateurs sont venu passer une drôle de soirée à l’Hôtel Obscur de la Cité des Arts de la rue à Marseille le jeudi 28 mai.

 

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Marseille : a collaborative tools workshop

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EN : In May, we had an international intense workshop about collaborative creation. We had a research laboratory in small groups about tools for collective work with French, Greek, Austrian and Australian artists.

This workshop was co-organised with the GK Collective and La Transplanifère. La Folie Kilometre was glad to share its creation and functioning tools to create together. We had exploration in the city and hotels, research time and collective creation sessions. We were hosted by La Cité des Arts de la Rue in Marseille by the FAI-AR, as part of a training programme.

FR : En mai ont eu lieu quinze jours intensifs autour de la collaboration artistique en collectif. Nous avons formé un groupe éphémère, laboratoire de recherche sur les outils de création à plusieurs, avec des artistes français, grecques, autrichien et australiens.

 

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Marseille : hello !

 

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EN : Hello ! We are actually working on Hotel Obscura, a creation projet expected for 2016, for which La Folie Kilomètre  joined the projet WE LIVE HOW WE DECIDE. We are going to share our reflexions about city and spaces where we are living in general. We are working about ephemeral habitation : the experimentation about the hotel environment will allow us tu question our collective representations of the travel threw the eyes of the inhabitants, customers and staff. We write stories of live playing with reality and fiction, in order to show that we have the choice to live how we decide !

FR : C’est dans le cadre de notre projet de création européen HOTEL OBSCURA que le collectif La Folie Kilomètre rejoins le projet ON HABITE COMME ON VEUT. A cette occasion, nous mettons en partage nos réflexions sur notre capacité à s’approprier les lieux que nous habitons. C’est ici à travers l’habitat éphémère et l’intimité que nous questionnons nos représentations du voyage à travers le regard des habitants, des clients et des employés d’un hôtel. Nous écrivons des histoires à vivre avec le réel pour montrer que nous avons le choix d’habiter comme on veut !

Whose City?

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WE DECIDE HOW WE RESIDE explores artistic-conceptual forms of self-determined living in Berlin, Istanbul and Marseille. Local participants from neighborhoods like Tarlabaşı, Kreuzberg and Belzunce will give shape to visions of how they want to live using artistic means applied in diverse and transdisciplinary, investigative and experimental ways: a collaborative installation of sound, video, and collages; a television series; and a performative appropriation of an abandoned hotel.