Context. In the suburbs, many inhabitants do not see where they stay as a living place. Live is happening where we spend all our time, in the big city nearby, full of stories and history, with a strong identity.
Action. I wanted people to have something into what they can project their beliefs, myths, stories and anecdotes, as a narrative starting point to enforce local identity. I designed and spread imaginary characters in neighborhoods, then I made them live, using their figures in scenes or public events, in order to link those events with where they happen.
Gege’s character. He appeared in Montreuil last summer, 3 meters tall, dark pink, then he came back a few street later, in 3 dimensions, inviting every passers in his home.
Mr Radowsky: Inspired by the famous Max Linder, who used to shoot movies in the neighborhoods, back in the 1900’s, Mister Radowsky is always in movement, dancing amoung graffitis, painted with brush. He appeared in the street but came back at some local event.