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Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet

An artistic creation workshop led by the artist duo Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet around the practice of performance and their exhibition L’Iguane, with CM1 students (Year 5 or 5th Grade) from the Joliot-Curie B school in Ivry-sur-Seine.

After a visit of the exhibition L’Iguane (from January 20 to March 25, 2018 at the Crédac) with Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet, during which the students were able to take part in one of the performances designed by the artists for the occasion, they were able to discover the different practices connected to this artistic form.
As a continuation of their performances-conferences, which they create based on research, objects and historical facts, the artists proposed a series of workshops to the students, taking as a starting point a selection of heterogeneous objects belonging to them. In subsequent work sessions, like museum professionals, the students examined, described and commented on these objects - fibula, Mexican, Venus of Lespugue or Rosetta Stone - in order to imagine, as a group, imaginary narratives to be transcribed into performances for their peers. Through the practice of writing, self-dramatization, mime and oral communication, the children have developed short performances in which they interact with the chosen object.
A restitution of these performances took place in the common room on the first floor of the Manufacture des Œillets at the end of May 2018 to report on the project and present the productions made by each class.
This project was supported by the 3rd district of National Education in Val-de-Marne.

Artist biography

  • Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet (born in 1981) work as a duo under the I.I.I.I.(International Institute for Important Items) entity, created more than 15 years ago during their studies, respectively in art and historical anthropology.

    They are represented by Marcelle Alix gallery.

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