Intervention- AOC x 9E

For its first residency “Forme(s) Collective”, 1872 Maison d’Artistes called on 8 artists from 2 collectives : Lx.One, Augustine Kofie, Carlos Mare and Remi Rough from the collective AOC (Agents of Change) and Stéphane Carricondo, Romain Froquet, Théo Lopez and Clément Laurentin from 9e Concept . From May 23 to 29, 2022, the artists, divided into 4 duos, worked on the blockhouses of the Gurp beach in Grayan- et-l’Hôpital in France. They have honored in their own way the humanist values of sharing, encounter, history and memory in an immense in situ creation. In a fraternal way, like the liberators of D.Day, they came from the United States, England and France to express their message of peace and solidarity on these vestiges.

To give an artistic unity to their approach, they chose to pay tribute to the inventors of the disruptive camouflage used during the 1914-1918 war : the Razzle Dazzle. The point was not to camouflage boats but to give life and shine to blockhouses through their art. In a roundabout way, their reflections allow them to return to the sources of historical avant-gardes : Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism. With their free but organized interpretation, they used the blockhouses to develop an original reinterpretation of geometric abstraction and graffiti art : a perfect illustration of the vorticist precepts where energy is queen because “the point of energy is maximum when it is stationary.


Artistic direction : Lx.One

Artists : Augustine Kofie, Stéphane Carricondo, Carlos Mare, Romain Froquet, Remi Rough, Théo Lopez, Lx.One, Clément Laurentin des collectifs AOC et 9e Concept

Production : 1872 Maison d’Artistes, 9e Concept Production management : Julie Guinamant Photo : Thomas Lang
Video : Jules Hidrot

Assistants : Mites, Jerk 45, Ned, Gaël Lefeuvre Sound recording : Baptiste Martineau Wording : Renaud Faroux, Julie Guinamant Print : Atelier Arcay

Partners : Unikalo France, Boesner France, Château Labadie, Technipub
Contributors : Nicolas Laugero, Julien Arruti & Aurélie, Loïc Thibaut, Maxime B. & Céline DC., Sylvie J.

Special thanks to : Mites for the spot and the involvement, Xavier Hallab & Jim for the opening dinner, the town hall of Grayan-et-l’Hôpital for the technical support, and Pôle Magnetic Bordeaux.