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La Folie Kilomètre is a collective for artistic creation in public space, based in Marseille. It includes performing artists, visual artists and urban development artists.
Using a mix of these forms, we produce expeditions, performances, walks and workshops. We explore the way in which we currently live in, create and imagine the city and landscape. Our colourful and hybrid creations blend fiction and documentary approaches, visual and sound installations, drawing and mapping, artistic explorations and walks.
Our work uses ordinary places to tell stories in our collective imagination. Our on-the-ground practice has been tried-and-tested over time with contextual investigation methods to explore the poetry emanating from the spaces experienced.
This artistic and professional complicity was put through its paces during the 3rd class of FAI AR (advanced street art training), and further developed through the collective’s characteristic open-mindedness and continual encounters.
Founding member and Pilot of IN SITU since 2003
Since 2001, Pierre Sauvageot has managed Lieux publics, the French national centre for art in public space, in Marseille. In 2003, Lieux publics founded IN SITU, the European network for artistic creation in public space, which it has since coordinated. The network was extended by the IN SITU Platform project in November 2014. Lieux publics offers support to artists from all disciplines who seek to make public spaces the location, subject and object of their work. Lieux publics focuses on the fundamental issue of new urban creation, developing complementary initiatives: the European dimension; a national reference centre for creation and research, with artist residencies, commissions, the Remue-méninges workshop, the Carnets de Rue collection and the manager’s creations; and the invention of new public events in Marseille and across Provence, with the urban ritual Sirènes et midi net or even Métamorphoses, a major event of Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, and European events (such as Travellings, Platform, etc.).
Director: Pierre Sauvageot
IN SITU coordinator: Nadia Aguir