Hard to say with the pandemic, there’s a 50% chance for the same old in a mature version which I would like very much as well as a 50% chance of a complete change of life, who knows.
Having said that, and because I am more of an optimistic, my dream to achieve in the upcoming years is to develop a similar format of project I have just experimented at Ballet national de Marseille directed by collective (LA)HORDE.
It’s a long term project as associate artist : it’s an art residency with a practical case application within the institution and I loved this format. With the Ballet National de Marseille, my subject is to work with 22 dancers in order to mediatize dance through image direction.
This residency goes by 2 years with a special budget and no other constraints but to use my creative direction and graphic design background.
This kind of mission has awakened my desire to work on long term projects with institutions or brands, I think it’s important to create a relationship of trust, a real collaboration in order to be the most relevant in the creative and artistic direction.
For example, in Marseille, I had no commission, no hierarchic corrupted decision and it felt like building a new corpus of documentation and design completely from scratch.
In the end, I had been designing the new visual identity of the institution, I’ve created artistic documentation that is also archives, I have been curating hybrid artists editions such as branded ceramics with belgium based artist Eleonore Joulin and more is to come… The residency ends this year. I’ll be presenting the whole display over a public presentation on October 8th in Marseille, if you want to join ;) So far, it was the most interesting collaboration I ever had - and the most interesting outcomes.
I can't wait to accompany other projects in a similar way.