Convoi exceptionnel #3

Bordeaux Bacalan
La Rochelle

> See Convoi exceptionnel #1
> See Convoi exceptionnel #2
> See Brigitte Comard “J’ai pas vu le départ arriver”, édition L’ire des marges


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 2018, Convoi exceptionnel continues its journey to La Rochelle with three artists, two visual artists, Julie Chaffort and Jo Brouillon and one writer, Brigitte Comard.


The approach

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.

The journey

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, Julie Chaffort made the medium-length film “Summertime”, Jo Brouillon drew “Ce convoi et se qu’on ressent”, a series of 40 portraits and 4 landscapes) and Brigitte Comard wrote the trace of this adventure, “J’ai pas vu le départ arriver” (éd. L’ire des Marges).

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At the crossroads of art, territories and populations, our approach aims to promote the transition to sustainable, shared and welcoming cities, by proposing alternative ways of imagining and building our living environment and by exploring new forms of public space.