Boat Of Artistic Research Trip
B.O.A.T. is made up of artistic and pedagogical research carried out on board an old trawler called “Le grand largue”. Within the framework of the increased attention paid to the economy of the sea for the last ten years, this ship participates in the revelation of numerous facets of Brittany, endowed with exceptional marine and coastal resources. It is designed as a mobile workshop, a sort of annex of the European School of Art of Brittany (EESAB) which allows students and invited creators to consider their practice in a transversal setting: art and science, art and maritime economy, design and renewable energies… The marine environment is a very strong vector of imagination. By confronting its economic and environmental issues and experiencing life on board, these students and creators will be able to initiate proposals: views, stories, objects … to form a broader set of knowledge.
This project is the initiative of three teaching artists from EESAB, Nicolas Floc’h (Art), Erwan Mével (Design) and Jocelyn Cottencin (Communication).
The semester “B.O.A.T® – Demain l’Océan -EESAB”, supervised by Nicolas Floc’h, allows students to meet scientists and workers of the sea. From January to June, they are invited to develop a group work on the implementation of work protocols related to the artistic exploration of the ocean and its areas of influence. This multi-disciplinary laboratory project allows students to understand how the ocean is at the heart of the issues and transformations of the contemporary world, through the discovery and appropriation of methodologies specific to other professional fields.