Affiche "Humano Plancton", Mioshe, 2016. Co-production La Criée et Lendroit Editions (400 ex.)
In parallel with the Breaking the Waves season Antoine Martinet, aka Mioshe, has come up with a creative experimental project linked to his drawing and illustration practice. The project involves images on paper, on the walls and on the Net.
Inspired by his research into the marine environment and its protection, Mioshe has asked primary school pupils in Rennes and Saint-Malo to explore the world of plankton. This process of observation is in fact a pretext for drawing and accumulating all sorts of shapes. Using digital equivalents, Mioshe will draw up work procedures and, with the pupils, create images of swarms of plankton to be glued or projected onto walls in public spaces or partner establishments. Initially spread around Brittany, these swarms will be brought together in a gigantic mural drawn by the artist.
This Humano-Plankton will later become an interactive video produced with a computer programmer and a musician, involving play, movement and sound.
Both educational and fun, this unusual work will go online on the La Criée blog "Correspondances", under the heading "La Fabrique". It will be available for tablets and smartphones.
This project is part of a cooperative venture between the cities of Rennes and Saint Malo, in partnership with the CANOPÉ network and the Ministry of Education in the Ille-et-Vilaine département.
Antoine Martinet was born in 1984 and lives and works in Rennes. During the last five years he has been painting and drawing for various public-space events: the first edition of the Teenage Kicks urban art festival in Rennes; La Villa Ocupada, the mural project in Nantes; the Traveling film festival in Rennes in 2015; and most recently a residency at the La Briqueterie heritage centre in Saint Brieuc.