Convoi exceptionnel (Exceptional convoy) is the unique framework of an artist’s residency combined with a social experimentation project.
Imagine a group composed of artists and inhabitants, sharing two weekends, to live together an extraordinary journey. A collective expedition, not very far from their homes, a trip to shift the focus on our daily lives, on what surrounds us.
In 2017, Convoi exceptionnel will continue its journey to Hendaye, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Bordeaux-Bacalan with three artists, two visual artists, Sophie Fougy and Camille Lavaud and one writer, Brigitte Comard.
Convoi exceptionnel was born from the desire to invent a framework for itinerant artistic creation closely linked to the territory it crosses, lived through the prism of a human adventure. A contextual approach inscribed on a territory whose contours are drawn by the individual and collective perception of the participants.
Convoi exceptionnel brings together two groups of people, 2 territories and 3 artists. They don’t know each other, they have probably never visited the other territory, but together they will invite each other to discover it.
Each participant, just like the greeters, makes discover a place or a singular person of his neighbourhood. Each group is in turn host and visitor for a weekend.
From these travels, Sophie Fougy made an embroidered work, “Souvenir du temps disparu”, Camille Lavaud produced a series of drawings that uses the codes of the 1950s film world and detective books from the same period, and Brigitte Comard wrote the trace of this adventure “Personne était quelque part à attendre rien” (ed. L’ire des marges).