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Express oneself through art

To begin, we wrote this article to share this new movement of XX centuries. For us, this subject is important and enlightening so we have to talk about that. First, we are going to talk about the history of this art, in second time we will talk about Graig Costello and Tilt, two fabulous artists in this movement. To conclude we will talk about the hangar 107 a place which expose many work of art.

 

In 1970’s, street-art appeared in the underprivileged center like the Bronx where the students after school illegally tag on the walls in the streets and also on the subway. It’s in the 1980’s that the street-art became known. At the end of the 2000’s until the 2010’s, street-art exploded in the marketplace. But why ? Quite simply because staff member who worked in town hall began to find this shape of art really beautiful. They began to ask to some taggers and graffers to intervene on walls in order to make them more beautiful. At this moment tag and graffe became legal in several places. Other taggers or graffers started to do it on the canvas, even some started to expose in galeries. But it didn’t fit for a lot of graffers, they missed the adrenalin of going in the middle of the night to tag illegally on walls or subway without be catched by police. Street-art allow them to cry out some emotions, usually, in the same times to deliver a message to society. But however other do that for their personal pleasure. In this shape of art, it exists several supports( on the walls, canvas, BA13…) where we can produce differents painting technique like the extension, the layers, the cutting, the assembly…)

 

Graig Costello called “KR” grew up in the queens in the 1980’s surrounded by graffiti artists, skaters and punks. In the graffiti culture, the trouble was put: the painting was stolen, the spots to paint illegal. It was about tinkering with his own markers and asserting his style, while experimenting with many tools and new techniques. As graffiti on train cars disappeared, invading streets and highways, graffiti artists started to move more and therefore styles and tools had to adapt to this evolution as well. In the early 90s, KR moved to San Francisco to study photography at the San Francisco Institute of Art. He discovered a flourishing scene and yet very different from the one he had known in New York. And that’s why he arrived by bringing a radically new look at materials and styles. By openly ignoring the authorized walls, he transformed the streets of San Francisco into his own research and development laboratory, and he has been experimenting with various tools and techniques to create ever larger felt tag more flowers. Today, Craig Costello’s work is centered around the line, its thickness and its deployment. It’s colours invade the megalopolises, are based on mailboxes, on walls, but also on canvases. Continuing his research, he began using the fire extinguisher as a tool to invest large spaces, among which the arches of the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) or a room of the Museum of Slaughterhouses (Toulouse) during the first edition of the biennale Rose Concrete. His monumental and abstract vertical paintings combine violence and delicacy, upsurge and mastery.

 

Tilt, an artist very famous in this urban culture, was born in 1973 in Toulouse where he still live and work nowadays. Quite young, he discovered graffiti’s culture which became a game for him, thank’s to his fascination to skateboard. His technique has been based on disintegration and destruction of a place. He extracts a peace of the street to put it in a new place. Here for example he recovered BA13, which he cut and tagged. Then, he exposed it in galeries, the hangar 107 in Rouen. His creations are a shape of language plasticity, a street writing which gives us a kind of dialogue between urban place and the foundation of the underground culture. Tilt is used to tag his name in every city of the world where he goes.

 

To summarise, we think that is not vandalism but only art. It allows to express oneself and it allows to the artist to show that they exist that’s why they write their blazes on walls.

 

To conclude, the shed 107 which is like a gallery where several people exhibit. At the moment the exhibition call fundamentals. It means the return to origins of graffiti. Through this exhibition? Tilt and Graig Costello pay homage to our cities, to our walls and to this artists generation which contributes at graffiti’s birth. We, second euroclass student at jeanne d’arc have had the chance to visit and see this fabulous exhibition. We recommend it to you!

 

By Sabalic Mélina and Carnoy Justine

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Come to the gallery !

Come to the gallery

written by Charly Boissée and Esther de Montchalin


On Monday, April 1st, we had a school trip to the Warehouse 107, where students from the Euro class of Lycée Jeanne d’Arc attended an exhibition of various artworks as well as a workshop on  Street Art .

The exhibition: Fundamentals

Tilt:

He is an international figure of graffiti, from Toulouse. He self-proclaimed « fetishist graffiti » and developed his practice in the streets and on trains. His first tags, on skateboard ramps, date from 1988. His work has been enriched and reflects the influence of his many travels. His trips have allowed him to experience and make his mark on nearly 40 countries including the United States, Japan, the Philippines, Senegal, China and many countries in Europe.

Craig Costello:

A child of 1980s skateboarding, punk rock, graffiti, and hip hop, Craig Costello made his name in the street under the pseudonym KR. His minimalist lettering could be deciphered from afar, and his silvery tags are dripping with a liquid ink that he himself developed and which became a revolutionary tool for all street artists.   

     

The workshop: Balance Ta Rame

  The artist Fil launches a challenge in Rouen and on the net: tagging 100, 000 wagons to build the longest train in the world! Longer than that the one in Mauritania measuring 2.5 kilometers. The story of this project is surprising. The young graffiti artist Balt was sentenced for having tagged a tunnel of the SNCF. His father, the artist Fil, wanted to raise awareness on vandalism and bought his son a  book of trains to customize. Then he decided to expand his idea and create the longest train so that one day he could  exhibit an artwork made by thousands of people.

         

We had the opportunity to participate in the project. We were divided into two groups of 15 students. The workshop lasted one hour. First of all, they introduced the concept of the project and then a group of  volunteering artists gave us a passenger car to tag. They helped us and gave us some ideas. We could use colour pencils, posca felt pens, pastels… and a lot of magazines to cut pictures to stick on our trains.

Finally, we all gave our artwork to the artist and some of them were filmed for the Facebook page of the project work.

Our feeling:

Thanks to this visit, we learned a lot about the history of the two artists presented and also about Street Art in general. In addition, the workshop was very good but not was long enough for us.

The artists and the director of Hangar 107, Jean Guillaume Panis, were incredibly kind to all the students. The exhibition was very beautiful and the workshop was superb. The exhibition is free and the place is really pleasant because it’s on the docks, and we have a beautiful view of the Seine river. You can find more information about Hangar 107 on the website: https://www.hangar107.fr/a-propos/

Thank you!

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Vandalism or Art ?

By Garance and Caroline

On April 1st 2019, the Euro class of  Joan of Arc High went to the Hangar 107 to attend the exhibition “Fundamentals” and to participate in a workshop “Balance ta rame ». In the following text , we will share our experience.

At first, the class was split in two parts and we started with the workshop. Fil, Kazoo, Dhoa, Gayiel welcomed us and introduced the project “Balance ta rame”. The idea is to make the longest train with paper subway vandalized by lots of different people- students, retired, train passengers or even prisoners. The project was born when Fil’s son went to jail because he had vandalized passenger cars. Fil has already collected more than five thousand trains. Then, we started to draw, cut, glue and color paper trains.

At the workshop

Then we attended a guided tour about the origins of street art and Graffiti’s story by the director of the warehouse 107 who  told us about “Tilt”, a very famous street artist. In fact, Tilt he was born in Toulouse in 1973 and has been a  street artist for 30 years ! Tilt is famous for his own style’s creation – the Bubble Style. After this short presentation, we got to know more about Tilt’s two series of art work. The first one entitled « Layers” is a close-up of a wall where we can see its evolution in the time. The second series was composed of fragments of a BA13 wall painted, degraded, and assembled to give a new point of view. This series is called “sans titre”and is very impressive ! He also used the same technique with a concrete wall.

An artwork of the series « sans titre »

Then, our guide explained us the fabulous Craig Castello’s inventions ! He is American, and he studied art at the university. He tried to paint and express himself on walls like his fellow street artists but he wanted to go beyond mainstream street art such as air spray drawing or  stencils. That’s why he created his own tools which became more and more famous all around the World ! He invented a new mix of ink and paint to create the “Krink” which is very liquid and flows well to give a sticky effect. But he also invented new art forms, with geometrical figures using tools like extinguishers, for instance.

   kr’s artwork with Krink

We were very happy to discover this exhibition and to learn about street art. We highly recommend Warehouse  107’s exhibitions because it was a really good experience for us and the entry is free, So don’t wait!

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Street Art exhibition « Fundamentals » and graffiti workshop

 

 

Monday April 1st, all the EURO students gathered together for a team building afternoon activities before their trip to England and had a guided tour of Craig Costello and Tilt exhibition brilliantly organized by Jean Guillaume Panis to get to know more about these two  legends as well as the origins and impacts of Street Art. The workshop with five artists was also a great success!

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exhibition and workshop student file

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Poetry out loud performance

Friday 8th February

JDA drama room         

                                                 

Harlem Renaissance Jazz Poetry

Year 11 students performed two poems from Langston Hughes, one of the key figures of Harlem Renaissance movement.

I, too ‘ and What happens to a dream deferred ?

Teams staged their own jazz poetry variations and were all very creative!

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

      Hats off to all the performers !

 

 

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Upcoming school event – Enjoy a drink at break time

 

 

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Black sheep

Black Sheep

For us, the movie was really frightening and it was convincing because it’s a true story, it’s a testimony. We found that it’s really brave that this guy could talk about those hard moments in his life. During the short film, we didn’t need the subtitles to understand him, because he talks with his heart. The fights shocked us, it contained a lot of violence and injustice. It’s difficult to imagine the violence of this world and that makes us feel sad. We can just feel empathy for the victims of racism. The film was so powerful that it gave us food for thought.

The cast was brillant and really convincing. We’ve loved the contrast between the young Cornelius and his interview when he is older. We have two favourite striking scenes :

When the young white kid calls him  » nigga  » and mimes a monkey, then Cornelius realises that he has moved in a racist village and that even the youngest inhabitants are racist.

The second striking scene for us is when the black and white teens insult each other. It shows that the rivalry is not just between the two gangs or crews, but between black people and white people.

In conclusion, this short movie shows us how  difficult it is to be accepted by others and to try to fit in when you’re different and discriminated against. Sometimes we make the wrong choice, but that doesn’t mean we are bad people.

People shouldn’t miss this documentary! It’s an impressive portrayal of racism and discrimination.

On a scale from zero to five, we give this film a five/five.

link to the trailer  https://www.traileraddict.com/black-sheep-2018/trailer

link to This is England Festival http://www.thisisengland-festival.com/

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Film review about ‘Inanimate’

Inanimate is an animation that talks about one girl whose life is passing very fast. The special effects were breathtaking because it was pretty for an animation, pictures after pictures. This movie gave us food for thought.

The movie is an animation so there is no perfomance of  actors but the storyline was brillant. Another thing we really liked was the mix of two universes;  the human world and the fictional and unrealistic universe.

The subtiles were understandable, the script writing was excellent but the end was a little bit complicated to understand. The most powerful scene was when the main character wakes up because it was unexpected, indeed, we thought she had passed away.

To conclude, Inanimate is an animated short film that is thought provoking and incredible. It’s a must see if you like animation.

link to the trailer http://viewpure.com/vitY4_N5xSU?start=0&end=0

link to This is England Festival http://www.thisisengland-festival.com/

Lou, Anna and Charly

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V

We have chosen to write about the short film V. First, we will deal with  its plot, then the characters of the film and the topic with our opinion. To conclude, we’ll explain our final opinion as well as the feelings that we had while watching this fictional short film.

The main character is a girl. She lives alone in a little flat because her mother died, she was very  ill. She drinks blood, just like a vampire. She thinks she is a vampire. She speaks a lot about a guy,  his name is Chris. He may have been her boyfriend, and he might have transformed her into a vampire while having sexual relations. We think the storyline is both weird and moving. It was hard to really understand the plot and we think that the director may have wanted to show how people can easily be manipulated.

In conclusion, we liked this movie because it was very intriguing but we would have liked to have more information about the topic before watching it. We would recommend it to anyone who likes supernatural, vampires and fantasy  intriguing stories. To conclude, on a scale from zero to five we give this film a four.

Louyse, Lena, Lucie, Clara and Caroline ♥

 

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Inanimate film review

Inanimate is an eight-minute animated short-film, directed by Lucia Bulgheroni. Inanimate tells the story of a girl who’s called Katrine and enjoyed her life, but one day, she understands that her world is not the reality and that all the society is fake, everything is controled by the humans. This short animation movie was created by 16 people but approximatively 100 were there to design the scenes, characters and lets. It was released on February 2018 after 14 months of work.

We think Inanimate was a very good short film. The link between the reality and the fiction was interesting. It gave us food for thought. It showed the reality of our world. The special effects were breathtaking and  we can see that people took a lot of time to build each element. There was not much conversation but the images that tell the story were thought provoking and there were a lot of metaphors to explain real facts with animation.

 

This short movie explains that what we think is real, sometimes is fake. To prove it, the film director gave some examples in the movie. We can see the main character katrine, in different daily situations ( for example at the supermarket) where she discovers that she is just a puppet and that her husband is fake too. Finally, Inanimate well portrays our society. It shows that we spend too much money on fake things. We also know that  Katrine looks like the film director: same hair, same eyes. This animation is indeed about her life and reflection.

In conclusion, we liked this animation, it was absolutely amazing. It was a very good topic to cover. Furthermore, the special effects were breathtaking, there were a lot of details in the scenery and it was  beautifully designed. We really loved this movie for all of this. So we recommend it to anyone! We can’t wait to watch the director’s next movie in preparation. Unfortunately they didn’t win This is England Festival but what they did is worth seeing.