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Who's Next 2012 Interviews: Élodie and Delphine from Quartier Général

It is the Chevalme sisters' turn to answer our questions related to the La Sardina customization workshop during the Who’s Next. Read this article to discover their universe and influences!

Name : Élodie et Delphine Chevalme, or “LES SŒURS CHEVALME
Web Site / Blog : Le Quartier général / page Facebook

Hello! Can you introduce yourselves in a few words?*
We are twin-sisters grouped under the artistic name “le Quartier Général” for the graphic activities, or “les Sœurs Chevalme” for the plastic work. We have been working together for 6 years.

What are your favorite working techniques? Which materials do you work with?
Our favorite technique is drawing, in all its forms, marker, pencil and embossing. It is been 3 years that we lead a superwide artistic project exclusively with markers. The project called “Papiers Ordinaires”, explores identities; the transition between small to big which plunged us into painting to the extent that we call it “marker painting”.

What are your sources of inspiration ?
We’ve always enjoyed looking beyond our cultural and geographic borders, therefore, our ideas are deeply rooted in folk art (Chéri Samba, Alfredo Vilchis, Mike Mingering…) and practices that go beyond the strict field of art (paintings teaches, redrawn movie posters …).

How will you deal with the customization of the La Sardina? Do you have some ideas?
We think our contribution will be based around a mix of two techniques, collage and drawing. A way of working on the camera’s envelope, like a cloth or skin. We already have our contribution in mind, but we prefer not to reveal it …

If you could go where ever you want with this camera and a roll of film, where will you go and would you shoot?
We are used to shooting portraits. We could go to New-York, but also to Lima, Mexico, Bangkok, Dakar… in the bustle of the cities!

A huge thanks to Delphine and Élodie in conducting this customization workshop.

With the new La Sardina DIY Edition you can have it all your own way! Put your artistic talent to good use and decorate it any way you want. Thanks to the interchangeable panels and special ink permeable material, letting your imagination loose on the La Sardina DIY couldn’t be more fun!

written by fredericdith and translated by fredericdith

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