Monday, 21 May 2012

Swallow takes flight



So, The Last Swallow has flown the nest. For 48 hours hundreds of visitors to La Friche Belle de Mai experienced life, death, the contraction of time... and, we hope, some beauty in between. Not bad for a wet weekend in Marseille. For those who stayed for hours and transformed the space into a hushed hybrid of church and maternity ward, here's a few photos to remind you what it was like.
While we're here, a huge thank-you to all the folk from Sextant et plus (and their assorted offspring) for being such faithful guardians throughout the weekend. And not forgetting our special guest star, John-Mark, who showed up for part two of the installation when we collected up the cans that didn't make it to the exhibition and filled a recycling bank with the detritus from around the Cathedrale de la Major.



Tuesday, 1 May 2012

48h chrono


 
Si vous êtes libre, et sur Marseille, les 17,18 et 19 mai, venez à l la Friche pour leur Chrono 48h. Il y aura des expositions, des installations, des ateliers, des fêtes nocturnes, concerts, débats, une balle... Et il y aura The Last Swallow une installation éphémère que nous créons spécialement pour ce week-end. L'éclosion et l'espoir, l'érosion et l'effacement, le plaisir d'un coucher de soleil et une gorgée de bière, The Last Swallow sera portées à la vie par la chaleur corporelle des gens qui viennent le voir. Soyez l'un d'eux!