After Basel academy, Sophie Krier makes links between her work and some events and talks that happened during the week. Here is what she writes about it :
“What I search for is ways to weave meaningful relationships, between people, places and things, between humans and non-humans. What does it mean to create something in a world where all beings, things and phenomena are interdependent, and react upon one another? What kind of attitude does this ask of the artist? How to deal with complexity?
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.
Julia Stern was born in Paris in 1988. She studied Photo and Video at ENSAD in Paris from 2007 to 2012, and then at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains. Her work bears on sensorial perceptions and altered states of mind, more particularly through approaches of shamanism, as reflected in her movies, the Structure of the Diamond (2012) and Searching for L frequency (2013).
Something & Son is a London based practice founded by Andrew Merritt and Paul Smyth working across art, design and architecture. Their work is rooted in a inquisitiveness and experimentation reflecting varied backgrounds and shared passion for socially driven and environmental projects that tackle the challenges of our time.
Simon Ripoll-Hurier is born in 1985. He lives and works in Paris. In the crossing of music and visual arts, he has been working on “collective images” such as Hollywood (Translations, 2008-2010), Broadway (The Broadway Melody, 2010-2013), the clouds (This Cannot Be Natural, 2012-2014), or dreams (Dreamland, 2013).
Katarzyna Przezwańska is born in 1984. In her work she often makes reference to nature and architecture. She combines both of these fields in the need of improving the quality of human life, trying to make her art entirely utilitarian.
Tiphanie Kim Mall (born in 1987, in Basel) currently based in Paris. She works primarily with video and photography. Mall develops a fragile editorial language that articulates her observations and perceptions of everyday life.
Sophie Krier develops tools for collective narration and reflection. Initially trained in textile design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, today she interweaves artistic research, publishing and education in her “editorial practice”.
Valentina Karga, born in Chalkidiki, Greece, is an artist and architect based in Berlin. After she got her masters in architecture from the University of Thessaly, she has been a fellow at the Graduate school, University of the Arts Berlin (UdK). Valentina’s projects encourage engagement and participation, facilitate practices of commoning and are concerned with sustainability.