This project has been realized during the first Hors Pistes workshop.
It took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in October 2013.
The local craftsmen I I collaborated with:
- Alphonse for the bronze pieces
- Antoinette and her team for the weavings
- Nanga for the completion
Légendes Urbaines, Urban Legend, tells the story of a new - urban - ethny originated from Ouagadougou. These masks make the link between rural originated ethnies traditions and sub-Saharan cities, a particular univers where everything mixes.
They are a production that comes from the craftsmen know how and imported materials, non traditional, industrial. A visual translation of a society in transition.
At the bronze caster workshop, we created simple forms, almost abstract that became eyes, mouths and noses. They were a frame for the masks construction.
At the weavers workshop, we have been weaving traditional materials, hand dyed cotton and unexpected fibres from different markets.
8 unique pieces with stand
Materials: bronze, natural fibres, rubber, different ropes,….
Dimensions: H 35 -100 x W 30 x D ~ 20 cm
HORS PISTES / 2013