Because France is very centralised and because Paris is far from the coasts, some creatives have developped an oneiric, even romantic approach to surfing. A tension between two geographical points is taking shape. Paris, venue of their art, and the littoral, spot of creative escape, of contemplation and of exoticiscm… We went encounter several creatives (plastic artists, photographers, architects, designers, stylists, dancer…) in their city studios and on their favourite spots, in order to grasp the vanishing point from which they draw inspiration. With this book, we try to understand how they managed to find this balance, between urban creation and maritime breakaway, without marginalize themselves for all that.
Date : 2016
Editor : Room Number
Printer : Escourbiac
Partners : Olivades, Marchlab, Atelier Serrejoint et La Planche à Roulettes
Team : Paul-Henry Bizon, Charles Flamand, Marie Druyvesteyn, Eva Abbott and Pierre Bouvet