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Surprising Childhood Universe


"I am a draftswoman and work on the theme of the childhood. I create a dreamlike world populated with animals in reference to the imaging of the tales populated with anthropomorphic beings. As can be seen, I mix bodies, hybrid.
My images can seem soft and childish in the first reading but there is always a detail which can question or put ill-at-ease. It is the subject that I handle since my studies in School of Fine Arts: the question of the dead body and the obscenity, what cannot or must be shown in our western society.
I use the motive for the body of the child which is not still adolescent. In the border between the childhood and the grown-up world. A child who is not so innocent and who can be cruel. I like working around this theme for my various exhibitions.
The departure of my images are the natural history books which invade my work table. A fascination which follows me for a long time.
My workspace is blocked by books, objects which I collect in my strolls, attic sale and which are for me of the triggers of images.
We often propose me exhibitions where we give carte blanche to me I like inventing a graphic story. Tell stories by the images, so letting to the spectators the leisure invent also their own story.
My last project is a story which began in 2011 with a fanzine grouping images on the theme the childhood, animals and cruelty. This project became this year a book Yvonne, l’Enfant Château. Story of a girl, one summer, living alone with his father. A kind of Alice in Wonderland in more disturbing.
It is interesting to see how the public receives my images. My gesture is decided to shock the spectators by showing in a diverted way or by mentioning topics taboo. Certain people attracted at first by drawings are shocked and can have surprising reactions between the rejection and the advice to make me look by a specialist …
Some times ago, a person pushed me on another technique for an exhibition. The painting brings me a new approach and a method to my work. A liberation of the gesture. I always raise the same subjects. I keepin the final phase a report with the line". Delphine Vaute {in french}

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Childhood Drawings

@ VOL 91 ON APR 25, 2012

Eric is a Canadian designer now based in New York, and in this presentation, he shares the childhood creations he produced as a kid, and shows how they link up to and influenced the work he creates these days. (in English)

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Save Yemen Childhood

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 22, 2014

يتحدث مروان عن مبادرة صغيرة هدفها هو توفير أبسط الأحتياجات للأطفال في المنطقة اللتي يعيشون فيها.

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"Girls Don't Ask for Seconds" and Other Lessons from a Third Culture Childhood

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Nami Ishihara is often asked "Where are you from?“ and it is not easy for her to answer. In her presentation, she talks about her childhood experience as a Third Culture Kid, growing up between Japanese and American cultures. 

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Masters of the universe

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 10, 2017

A homage to my childhood

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The Things You Remember From Childhood


Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.

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Top 20 random things from childhood – agree or disagree?

@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Top 20 random things that are flashbacks of Adam Redshaw's youth. Some have long gone. Some still here. Some have shrunk!

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Letters from Stephanie

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

For as long as I can remember, I've been a creator. And whenever I made something exceptionally interesting, my father would take it, date it, and put it in "the box". 6 months ago I learned that THE box was actually 15 boxes. In 7 days, I took over 3,000 pictures of my childhood letters, stories, and drawings, which I'll be sharing.

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My Childhood

@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

Ben Posin speaks about his lifelong love of gems and precious jewelry and the events that led him to take up his art and profession.