A Saturday with l'Ǝcole

Playful and artistic shared learning

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Saturday March 11th, 2-6p.m.

In the exhibition “Crazy Toads” by Carlotta Bailly-Borg and Cécile Bouffard, l’Ǝcole—CAC Brétigny’s experimental group around practice and knowledge in the visual arts—sets up in a space designed by the artists. For this occasion, we are organising an afternoon of playful and artistic shared learning for both children and adults. Games, workshops, discussions and performances will offer the opportunity to discover together different ways of creating and transmitting.

Free-form workshop
Running continuously from 2p.m. to 5.30p.m.

In dialogue with Carlotta Bailly-Borg and Cécile Bouffard’s exhibition, a space for working in free form and making an amulet out of clay, material and plants with magical properties.

Open to all.

Games of Art & My Career with Olivia Hernaïz
At 2.30p.m. and 3.30p.m.

Through the board game Art & My Career, put yourself in the shoes of a woman who wants to become an artist, a curator or even a teacher. Based on hundreds of accounts of lived experiences, the game stages different career paths within the art world in a way that is both funny and realistic. The participants, regardless of their gender, are thus invited to experience barriers encountered by women. Art & My Career is available in the space dedicated to l’Ǝcole within the exhibition “Crazy Toads”. On March 11, rounds of the game will be led by the artist, who will accompany the players and their discussions.

12 years+. On reservation: reservation@cacbretigny.com or +33 (0)1 60 85 20 76.

Illustration workshop with Jul Maroh
From 2.30p.m. to 4.30p.m.

Jul Maroh, author of the graphic novel Blue is the warmest colour, offers participants the opportunity to imagine an illustrated story featuring entities that are not subject to gender binarism. Snails and frogs, plants and volcanoes, circles and sounds will be among the non-gendered characters in this introduction to illustration.

12 years+. On reservation: reservation@cacbretigny.com or +33 (0)1 60 85 20 76.

Research workshop with Bye Bye Binary
From 3p.m. to 5p.m.

Bye Bye Binary, whose exhibition is presented in the Théâtre Brétigny space, will offer a research workshop to collectively try to speak in a non-binary way. Taking the research of members of læ collectiv·f·e and their guest Stéphanie Garzanti as a starting point, we will discuss and experiment together in order to build a more inclusive language.

Open to all.

Workshop to create a Happy Families card game with Line Hachem and Raphaël Serres
From 4p.m. to 5.15p.m.

Line Hachem and Raphaël Serres are the creators of a very special Happy Families card game: Chaud Bouillon. They have chosen to consider the idea of a family in a broad sense: a group of people who cooperate and help each other in a common goal. Children will have the opportunity to create a new family, with new characters, and complete the game by cooperating with the other participants!

3 years+ On reservation: reservation@cacbretigny.com or +33 (0)1 60 85 20 76.

Performance by Tilhenn Klapper
At 5.30p.m.

Tilhenn Klapper presents the performance Visions in conversation with Carlotta Bailly-Borg and Cécile Bouffard’s pieces, which make forays into mysticism. Through the exploration of hypnotic states, Tilhenn Klapper, the dancer Maya Devi-Saur and the musician Paul Fleury establish relations with the works, the exhibition space and the memories that inhabit it. Following a first version of Visions for the garden of the Eugène Delacroix museum in 2022, the performance conceived for CAC Brétigny is densified with new hallucinatory visions; testimonies of the mysterious dialogue of the objects between them when the humans look elsewhere...

Open to all.


Free shuttle Paris-Brétigny available, pick up at 1.45p.m. at 104 avenue de France, 75013 Paris (the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand metro stop). Reservation is mandatory: reservation@cacbretigny.com or +33 (0)1 60 85 20 76.


Bye Bye Binary (BBB) is a Franco-Belgian collective, a pedagogical experiment, a community, a fluid typo·graphic creation workshop, a network, an alliance. The collective, formed in November 2018 during a joint workshop at the typography studios at the École de Recherche Graphique (ERG) and La Cambre (Brussels), looks to explore new graphic and typographic forms adapted to the French language, in particular the creation of glyphs (letters, ligatures, interpuncts, connecting or symbiotic elements) taking inclusive and non-binary language and ways of writing as its starting point, field of experimentation and research subject.

Illustrator and graphic novel author, Line Hachem is a graduate from the École Estienne and the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris, where she studied printed image. She rolls out her universe in tender and soft images, often tinged by darkness or strangeness. Switching between personal projects and commissioned works, she feels just as at ease working for the press or larger publishing houses as for micro-printers or in contemporary drawing. She is currently working on two graphic novels that will be published by Nathan Bande Dessinée and Les Arènes.

Born in 1985 in Brussels, Olivia Hernaïz obtained an MFA at Goldsmiths in London. Winner of the award ‘Art Contest’ supported by Boghossian Foundation in 2016, she is graduate from the postgraduate programme of HISK in Gand in 2022. Dialogue and narration are at the core of Olivia Hernaïz’ practice. Her work reanimates the world with mythologies that comment upon our capitalist and patriarchal society. She reinvents political and economic systems and indulges them with humorous, fictional and escapist perspectives for a different future. The tactility and aesthetics of Hernaiz’ drawings, video’s and installations are an invitation to engage in conversation with others and make them familiar with her artistic research.

Tilhenn Klapper is a maker, performer and visual artist based in Paris. She holds an MA in Political Ecology from Sciences Po Paris, an MFA in Choreography & Performance from École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a BA in Art History and Philosophy from Vassar College (NY). She works with theoretical research, performance, and visual art, to put together projects that explore the history of modern capitalism, whilst inviting premodern forms, practises, and modes of knowledge. She collaborates with artists Anais Barras and Félix Touzalin, in the fram of their collective crème soleil. In 2021 she received the danceWEB Scholarship at ImPulsTanz Festival. In 2022 she is artist-in-residency at the National Danse Center, la Maison des Métallos (75) and La Briqueterie cdc Val-de-Marne, for her performance HORSE PILL with Felix Touzalin. She was artist-in-residency at 6bis Fabrik (Vitry-sur-seine) in automn 2022 for her project ACHÉRON.

Multidisciplinary artist and cross-feminist activist Jul Maroh tells stories about modern intimacy and its political facets. After studying at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts de St Luc and at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, their comic book Le Bleu est une couleur chaude was published in 2010. This book received various awards and was adapted to the cinema under the title La Vie d'Adèle (Palme d'Or at Cannes 2013). Jul Maroh then published Skandalon, Brahms, Corps Sonores, and You brought me the ocean. At the same time, they curated the spatial narrative Procession at the CAPC in Bordeaux, and co-founded the feminist collective Bd Egalité. Their current works are directly inspired by his transgender experience and LGBTQ+ issues: a graphic novel with writer Sabrina Calvo about queer polyamory in a world of fascism, the adaptation of a poem by Mireille Havet, and a series of large-scale portraits on wood evoking trans resilience and the mythological figure of Chiron.

Trained at the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris in printed image, Raphaël Serres has developed his practice in drawing and editorial objects. In his work, he tries to link a contemporary means of expression with traditional techniques. From screen printing to painting, passing via weaving and wooden sculpture, his work questions the boundaries of the visible world. Currently based in Pré St Gervais, he works mainly with ceramics in a collective studio. This medium allows him to extend the fantasy world he has created in his editorial production.

L’Ǝcole is part of the “Contrat d'Éducation Artistique et Culturelle” (CTEAC) of Cœur d'Essonne Agglomération with the DRAC Île-de-France and the Academy of Versailles.