After overseeing the Chahuts festival in Bordeaux (France) for twelve years, Caroline Melon has since presented hybrid, multi-faceted and unique art projects. Although her productions take on a variety of forms (performances, exhibitions, participatory installations, territorial projects), her preferred materials are still language, text and writing that have storytelling based on her experiences.
With her current project "Suite for publics transports", designed for public spaces, Caroline Melon seeks to scratch the surface of the busy people we have become and to recreate spontaneous opportunities for discussion. The project, divided in different parts, is designed for passersby and users of public transportation.
This interview took place in November 2019 during an IN SITU Atelier in Norwich (UK), hosted by IN SITU partner Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
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Norfolk & Norwich Festival is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals, each May we transform and celebrate our city and county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people.
The organisation has been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since April 2012 and is one of 10 Bridge Organisations with a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England.
Artistic Director : Daniel Brine
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