Nina Baldetti is a young artist who is both a director and founder of a jewelry brand called Atelier Baldetti. She started her brand as an excuse to make video campaigns promoting her jewelry. As a student in intensive foundation degree in literature, she needed a space to create and show her films and photos. Today, Atelier Baldetti continues to release collections of golden jewelry, sometimes reminiscent of childhood, and often composed of elements citing nature. In parallel to the creation of her jewelry, Nina has become a video maker. She creates campaigns for her own brand, clips or experimental projects full of dreams, in which she tries to convey feminist messages. In short, Nina gives off an ultra positive energy, and her solar, dreamlike and always safe universe inspires and amazes.
Clémence Vazard is a multidisciplinary artist : visual artist, performer and video maker at the same time, she produces imagery works using sticking, photography or live art. The artist uses her art to serve her feminists commitments : she seeks to free the females speeches by giving them a « safe space of expression ». She denounces the injunctions made to women and tries to convey a message through her works, while creating a personal link with the spectator. For her two last projects, Clémence Vazard was interested in two objects of the daily life of many women : the mirror and the lipstick. She used them as support and tools.
In this episode, let’s meet Gabrielle Rul. This 25 years old artist and female model who handles different forms of art, including embroidery, painting, drawing…. According to Gabrielle, all means and supports are good to use in order to tell snippets of stories and daydreams through images. Against a backdrop of poetry, journeys and meetings, she has multiple sources of inspirations. As for Gabrielle, art is a mean of expression, which allows her to give her opinion and that makes her feel good. But Gabrielle also intends to create clothes, but not any old how. She fights for ethical fashion, which includes the reuse of materials and fair wages.
Versatile, creative and committed, the female rapper KT GORIQUE embodies the will of change. Passionate about rhymes, music and danse, she has turned writing into a weapon early. It allows her to understand and share her vision of the world. As a consequence, she tackles subjects she feels concerned about : for example, she is perfectly aware of the difficulties women have to face in the music industry. In addition to denouncing this in her texts, she has also created several projects which aim at highlighting female rappers that are still too invisible in this male world. This freestyle world champion also takes a stand on subjects such as racism or immigration. She draws her inspiration from her own story, meetings and experiences. Her texts are always very incisive while spreading loud and clear her values and origins. Therefore, KT GORIQUE’s music resonates all around the world, as much for the commitments of her lyrics as for the artist’s undeniable talent.
How to mix art, science and commitment ? Léa Hiralal, both material researcher, artist and designer, shows us how she does it in this episode. Aware of the environmental impact of fashion, she is looking for alternatives to traditional materials and is interested in bio-materials. Especially, she leads research on SCOBY (which means : Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast ). Her jewelry collections, both original and compostable, are a proof of the fact that a fairer production is possible. Keen on discoveries, every day, she keeps looking for eco-friendly materials that could be used in the textile industry in the future.
To respect nature is to respect ourselves is the motto of Rachel Marks who, thanks to her work, highlights the strong link which exists between men and nature through words. Rachel is an American plastic artist and female performer who is interested in nature and its beauty, but also in langage. Therefore, the book holds an important place in her work, both for the words it contains and the paper it is made of, with direct link to nature. In January 2020, the first universal exhibition of solutions for the planet organized by ChangeNow took place in Paris. For the occasion, Rachel created a giant paper tree using abandoned books she salvaged. Her work was displayed in the hall of the Grand Palais, and each public member could take the time to add their own personal touch, by writing and telling their wishes for the planet in the tree's hollow.