Born in 1980, lives and works in Marseille.
For the first edition of its co-creation residency, dedicated to collaborative practices, Artistes en résidence invites François Dehoux to encounter the local territory and its inhabitants.
François Dehoux is an artist with an atypical career, trained both in arts and in various craft techniques: stone cutting, masonry, carpentry, gardening, heritage restoration. His joy of learning makes him travel the countryside, whereas the pleasure to create and transmit leads him to stop - temporarily - in certain places. The rural context suits him more than the urban space, in which he will turn his gaze towards the breathing zones, the wastelands, the spaces where the soil becomes visible and possible to dig. His interest in undergrounds and the movements that take place there, combined with his ecological sensitivity, pushes him to work with materials drawn from the landscapes: earth, wood, rocks, plants. If his installations are linked with engineering, their sensory dimension puts at the center the sensitive links between humans and their environment, the living and the non-living. In Clermont-Ferrand, he will organise various participatory workshops in 2023, after a first phase of surveying and exploration in the fall of 2022.