In February 2016, school residency by the artist Béatrice Bailet with students of École maternelle St Morand, Altkirch.
Schoolchildren created carnivalesque character(s), fictional character(s) who then become inhabitants of the school. This character is called Paillassou. Inspired by a character from the Nice carnival, Paillassou was embodied in the school through physical experiments (Paillassou throwing) and various workshops, from drawing to sewing, leading to the active participation of families and teachers in a collaborative thinking and manufacturing.
Béatrice Bailet (1984, Nice) is interested in collective consciousness transmitted by traditions and festivals. She ventures into celebrations and parades and offers times of exchange and expression in public space. Her contextual participatory performances, transdisciplinary collaborative works and drawings resulting from her experiences, allow their participants and spectators to (re)discover a facet of their common history. Disguise often comes back as a festive tool to recognize oneself and others. Béatrice Bailet also makes human or animal costumes in a love parade situation.
This residency was supported by GIP Acmisa-Académie de Strasbourg. It was led by Jeanne-Claude Mori and Patricia Hipp, teachers.