The festival aims to stimulate exchanges and explorations
of various conceptual, technical and theoretical approaches by creating
bridges between innovative artistic and architectural practices. The festival
wishes to cover a very large field of practices, from experimentations
with space, art/architecture theories to building sites exploration.
Most of the festival programming will consist of site specific, in
situ interventions. More than 20 " art-chistic " installations/interventions
will question three different scales of architecture (object scale,
building scale, city scale). Conferences and debates, building sites
and newly build building visits will give to the public the opportunity
to exchange and confront ideas with artists, architects and theoreticians
about the new territories, perceptions of architecture in the everyday
experience of the city.
The point is not to show already realised or realistic projects but
to create an inspiring scenography to exhibit and make accessible the
process of architectural creation, research and experimentation. The
focus is on architecture to live, to feel, to discover within the specific
timeframe of the festival.
+ Object scale
Projects dealing with the 5 senses,
with everyday objects, small scale representations (urban furniture,
postcards, posters, models, billboards, signaletic, city semiotics,
live street performances etc.)
Isabelle Hayeur (visual artist): As a photographer
and a new media artist, Hayeur creates very realistic but
totally fictive landscapes that she exhibited in abandoned
advertisment billboards (lightboxes) on the highway (Montreal,
Laurent Suchy : Interpretation of the citys
semiotic aspects, signs, symbols. Translation of these symbols
into schematic graphics and icons to be exchanged between
inhabitants of a city or of a quarter, and, then reconstitution
of the most significant symbols determined by this exchange
process under the form of models.
: Paintings : architectural transgressions ; conceptual, mental
and emotional architecture excluding exterior parameters.
+ Building scale
In situ interventions : installations,
sculptures, sound and visual experimentations, models (scale 1/1,
AAA Corp. (artists) : Mobile architecture
; experimentation with communication technologies questioning
DZ0 ( architects): Giant sculptures made
of fabrics, braiding exploring the interrelations between
time, location and form.
Vincent Parreira (architect) : Small box
+ : prefabricated module usable for various types of actions
Amy Cheung (visual , video
artist): Transparent Shipping Container : homage to clandestine
refugees dead in the Chunell. Container, video projections,
Base paysagistes (landscape architects): Mabrouk, popular
multi creators landscape: 1000 mini gardens as pixels recreating
the portrait of the dog Mabrouk, popular TV icon. The collective
creation of a garden/piece of art as an mean of communication
between inhabitants of a quarter. Participative project, anonymous
as the landscape itself .
+ City scale
Site specific interventions at the
city scale, reinterpreting quarters, urban landscapes and creating
links with inhabitants/public.
Echafaudage du réel (architect, musician,
artist) (The scaffolding of reality):
As an artists collective, EDR builds ephemeral structures using
scaffoldings, footbridges made out of ropes. The public is invited
to saunter inside the structure that becomes a medium (to screen
video projections, to host sound installations...) as well as
a temporary space.
Stéphane C. Delage (visual artist) :
Paris Roof Garden : how to reconquer terraces on rooftops of
60s, 70s, 80s buildings... ?
Chaos Computer Club (new media artists, hackers):
Arcade : The largest computer screen in the world. Hundreds
of windows of specific buildings (Haus des Lehrers in Berlin,
Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris) become interactive pixels
allowing the public to create animations online and display
them on the facade, and to play old video games.
+ Projections, conferences, debates
A programme of conferences and debates will be
integrated in the four days of the festival and will gather all
the FAV participants and the public. Architects, theoricians, sociologists,
urbanists, artists, philosophers will open a dialogue with specialists
and non specialists about various thematics questionning living
architectures, new territories of art and architecture, ephemeral
and senses oriented architecture, etc
+ On construction sites visits, newly built buildings
In parallel, newly built buildings
guided tours as well as construction sites visits will show the vast
reality of architectural techniques and innovations. By linking theoretical
and practical approaches and visions, the FAV festival aims to enrich
in a transdisciplinary approach, the research field of architecture
with other competencies.