Yesenia Thibault-Picazo is a French-born multidisciplinary designer and musician – she currently lives and works in London. Defining herself as a ‘Material Teller’, Yesenia explores the narrative potential of materials. Her work is situated at the junction between craft practices and environmental concerns is informed by interdisciplinary collaborations.
For Alice Mulliez, food is an artistic material for consumption and for creation. Food induces a desire to share and enjoy, which is why she chose it as the main medium for her work. This self-described food addict covers the entire symbolic range of dining, from recipe to consumption, from appetite to forbidden fruits, from social difference to cultural belonging, from established rituals to inventing new ones.
Jérémy Gobé is a visual artist whose work focuses on the unique work-related gestures of human beings. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where his final year pieces “Monument aux mains 1” and “Monument aux mains 2” were designed using offcuts of felt donated by employees from a factory near his parents’ home.
A theatre director and researcher, Frédérique Aït-Touati’s work sits at the crossroads between theatre and the history of science. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she then studied at the ADC Theater in Cambridge in 2001. Three years later she founded her own company, AccenT, which performs on both sides of the Channel in English and in French.
Erik Samakh has been creating interactive sound installations with natural and/or electronic materials since the 1980s. His “acoustic ecology” is a dialogue between man and nature where images lose their power over space, which becomes a place for listening. Many of his works have been performed in natural sites such as regional parks or geological reserves.