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


PROJECTS


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