2014 EDITION • BANFORA

06/10/2014 - 06/11/2014

 

The Hors Pistes project took shape as we lived it in Ouagadougou in 2013. The craftsmen’s studios were the labs upon which Hors Pistes was built. The materials turned into objects and our spontaneous enterprise became a lifelong adventure.

For this second edition in Banfora, we wanted to confirm the intuition that had carried us so far by providing the designers and craftsmen a new territory favourable to encounters, experimentations and discoveries. We chose two different traditional craftsmanships, in order to create a striking contrast and bring to light the potential of those handicrafts to exist in multiple forms: the Tuareg jewellery and the palm weaving technique. While Akama works with silver and creates prestige objects, the weavers from the association Benkadi Gouafo produce palm weaved baskets and mats to be used in everyday life.

The residence was held under the mango trees, in an open air «studio», recreated every morning without any physical borders. Newcomers were welcomed every morning: children, neighbours, hens, goats... We worked by following the shade, moving all day long. Every now and then we came home when the rain chased us away. The production processes were conceived without electricity; the objects took shape with the rhythm of the tools held by the hand and with the sound of the hammer on the anvil.

During this month of collaboration, designers and craftsmen have jostled their working habits and developed new projects sometimes with only one common language: the object produced together.


TEAM

MOHAMED BIDIDANE said AKAMA jeweller

MOHAMED BIDIDANE
said AKAMA
jeweller

FLORINE BONAVENTURE graphic designer & photographer

FLORINE BONAVENTURE
graphic designer & photographer

ANTOINE BOUDIN designer

ANTOINE BOUDIN
designer

FATIMA BOUTALI said MALNASH embroiderer

FATIMA BOUTALI
said MALNASH
embroiderer

AOUA COULIBALY said TANTIE REBECCA Benkadi Gouafo association leader

AOUA COULIBALY
said TANTIE REBECCA
Benkadi Gouafo association leader

SOMA DALONHAI palm weaver

SOMA DALONHAI
palm weaver

BÉATRICE DURANDARD designer

BÉATRICE DURANDARD
designer

MICAEL FILIPE designer

MICAEL FILIPE
designer

SITA KONÉ palm weaver

SITA KONÉ
palm weaver

SITA KONÉ palm weaver

SITA KONÉ
palm weaver

LOLA MERCIER designer

LOLA MERCIER
designer

JENNIFER NIEDERHAUSER SCHLUP photographer

JENNIFER NIEDERHAUSER SCHLUP
photographer

HILOU NOUGUÉ palm weaver

HILOU NOUGUÉ
palm weaver

MASSARA OUATTARA palm weaver

MASSARA OUATTARA
palm weaver

ZÉLÉ OUATTARA palm weaver

ZÉLÉ OUATTARA
palm weaver

SITTA SANYAN palm weaver

SITTA SANYAN
palm weaver

ANNIE SIBERT jeweller

ANNIE SIBERT
jeweller

AWA SIRIMA palm weaver

AWA SIRIMA
palm weaver

AMINATA SOMA palm weaver

AMINATA SOMA
palm weaver

TESSEMÉ SOMA palm weaver

TESSEMÉ SOMA
palm weaver

FANITTA SONTIÉ palm weaver

FANITTA SONTIÉ
palm weaver

MARIAM SONTIÉ palm weaver

MARIAM SONTIÉ
palm weaver

GOUASSANIEN SOULAMA palm weaver

GOUASSANIEN SOULAMA
palm weaver

AWAS SOURATIÉ palm weaver

AWAS SOURATIÉ
palm weaver

LAURENCE STOFFEL designer

LAURENCE STOFFEL
designer

ADJA TOU palm weaver

ADJA TOU
palm weaver

TRAORÉ MAÏMOUNA palm weaver

TRAORÉ MAÏMOUNA
palm weaver

NATOGOMA TRAORÉ palm weaver

NATOGOMA TRAORÉ
palm weaver


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