UBIK A MARSEILLE !
UBIK A MARSEILLE !
What is UBIK?
UBIK is an art project that moves around in the public sphere. Borrowing from carnival parades, UBIK is a desert mounted on a truck and driven around the city of Marseille for a week. This motorised landscape reverses the idea of travel and postcards: an exotic backdrop moves to us in our everyday living spaces. UBIK proposes a motionless journey to pretend or make believe that we are elsewhere. Calling all amateurs of the incongruous and selfie addicts! We need you to enable the cacti truck to site itself in front of the Bonne Mère, the famous Canebière boulevard, the Northern Districts, the Old Port, the new MuCEM museum and other photogenic and therefore emblematic locations around the city.
Who is Kolkoz?
Kolkoz is a French art duo composed by Benjamin Moreau and Samuel Boutruche. Benjamin Moreau was born in 1972 and Samuel Boutruche in 1973. Kolkoz means working “together”. Kolkoz's artworks challenge and toy with the potential for simulation and duplication of the world we live in and explore the side effects of ubiquity.
When? What is the context?
We propose the UBIK project as part of “FOMO”, a sensational exhibition curated by Sextant & + at the Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille in May. FOMO is the acronym for the “Fear Of Missing Out” syndrome. This exhibition transposes the postcard to the digital age of social networking. Each of the 3 floors of the Tour Panorama captures a different sequence: dawn, zenith, sunset. FOMO is imagined like a journey to the junction of different timeframes.
Waar dient de collecte voor
Where the money goes? Why are we asking for your help?
To help us make this happen! The production costs include: - Trailer and truck rental for 10 days - Purchasing sand and cacti - Compensation for the driver and installation teams. - Amazing gifts in return!
List of compensations / How to support this project?
Your contributions will be automatically reimbursed if the project does not achieve its goal.
> For 5€ and more
Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments.
> For 20 € and more
VIP invitation to the opening + Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments.
> For 50 € and more
One of the cacti from the installation can be collected at the end of the exhibition + VIP invitation to the opening + Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments. Limited stock (28 available)
> For 100 € and more
A postcard signed by Kolkoz sent from Marseille (limited edition 50 copies) + VIP invitation to the opening + Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments. Limited stock (49 available)
> For 250 € and more
A screen print signed by Kolkoz (limited edition 100 copies) + VIP invitation to the opening + Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments. Limited stock (100 available) > For 500 € A screen print by Kolkoz signed and numbered (deluxe edition 10 copies) + VIP invitation to the opening + Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments. Limited stock (10 available)