Our metamorphoses

As part of our residency in Calais in the middle of the Covid pandemic, we decided to collaborate with the artist Bérengère Vallet on a series of workshops around the theme of transformation and metamorphosis. We worked with primary and secondary schools, including some young unaccompanied exiles, a kindergarten, and two socio-medical centres. Each group approached the idea of transformation with a different artistic process : disguises and masks, portraits that become transformed, traces that disappear…

Despite lockdown lots of things happened, and this video is the trace of the different “artistic gestures” that were created. We were due to hold a projection in the cinema in Calais, a moment when the different participants could meet and exchange, however the sanitary crisis prevented this happening, so we decided to make the video public.
with : FAM Arc-en-Ciel
Collège République
Ecole maternelle Archimède
IME le Lutin des Bleuets
Collège Jean Jaures
Ecole Elémentaire Parmentier Bachelet

music : Eric Sterenfeld
visual artist : Berengère Vallet
video : Kate France