nina chalot

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Nina Chalot is a Paris-based designer. Since 2010, she has been developing a practice that crosses the boundaries of design, performance, architecture and sociology. Her work navigates through scales and stakes. Such a horizontal approach allows to shift between different points of view, thus enriching her means to transform reality. She is currently associating the development of artistic projects and collaborations with several studios in the field of scenography, architecture and graphic design. She is also a ceramic and design teacher.


With Romain Delamart, she founded the artist collective Les mouvements immobiles (The still movements). Through the stage, performance or art installation, they question the nature of industrial objects, the systems that support them and the behaviours they create.

Having studied dance and ceramics, Nina Chalot takes an interest in industrial design and enrolls in the ENSCI-Les Ateliers (National school for Industrial Creation), in Paris, where she graduated in 2016. While in residence in New York at the watermill center, she worked alongside stage director Robert Wilson as a photographer. She collaborated on furniture projects with designers Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, as well as stage and exhibition design projects with Ramy Fischler and stage director Cyril Teste.

In 2018, she is awarded the Aide Individuelle à la Création grant by DRAC Île-de-France, and was a finalist for the Agora du design award, by the French Ministry of Culture.

In 2020, she is an artist-in-residence, together with architecture studio FORALL, at the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage in Vassivière. She is also a finalist with Romain Delamart in the international dance competition Danse Élargie 2020, organised by the Théâtre de la Ville and Boris Charmatz, in Paris.

Erosion

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architecture
CIAP
2020
In October will be inaugurated the landscape construction conceived while in residence at the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage in Vassivière, with Nicolas Bouisson of FORALL Studio.

Creating architectural elements that bring together two states of the same matter : fired and unfired clay. Slowing down the flow of water, by inserting glazed ceramic bodies into rammed earth, thus modulating erosion. Working with the architecture’s orientation within the landscape and playing with the elements: wind, rain and sun. Allowing movement between earth monoliths shaped by time. Unveiling erosion and its many expressions.

A collaboration with Nicolas Bouisson of FORALL Studio

Creating architectural elements that bring together two states of the same matter : fired and unfired clay. Slowing down the flow of water, by inserting glazed ceramic bodies into rammed earth, thus modulating erosion. Working with the architecture’s orientation within the landscape and playing with the elements: wind, rain and sun. Allowing movement between earth monoliths shaped by time. Unveiling erosion and its many expressions.

A collaboration with Nicolas Bouisson of FORALL Studio

Fox trott

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dance
Théâtre de la ville
2020

Let’s start by saying that the electric scooter replaces walking, it does not replace cars. With the ambition of limitless self-freedom and unrestrained mobility, the user rides about without moving. Him and his vehicle temporary merge as a new entity. The scooter-man and scooter-woman translate in a urban frame of reference, in a regular and inert way. They accelerate as if they were free, but they are deprived of their movements. They go alone.
Some minor gestures remain. Absent gestures. We inventory this narrow and quiet vocabulary. We make it ours, in order to amplify and embody it through dance. Putting inertness in movement. Recovering liberty in these motionless moves. We will also evoke the invisible ballet of juicers. Those who pick-up and reload these endlessly abandoned objects, property of no one and potentially of anyone. Those who stack, move, replace. Those who work. Those on wich the system rides.

Collaboration with Romain Delamart Performers Nina Chalot, Romain Delamart, Flora Langlois, Rémi N'Guyen.

Let’s start by saying that the electric scooter replaces walking, it does not replace cars. With the ambition of limitless self-freedom and unrestrained mobility, the user rides about without moving. Him and his vehicle temporary merge as a new entity. The scooter-man and scooter-woman translate in a urban frame of reference, in a regular and inert way. They accelerate as if they were free, but they are deprived of their movements. They go alone.
Some minor gestures remain. Absent gestures. We inventory this narrow and quiet vocabulary. We make it ours, in order to amplify and embody it through dance. Putting inertness in movement. Recovering liberty in these motionless moves. We will also evoke the invisible ballet of juicers. Those who pick-up and reload these endlessly abandoned objects, property of no one and potentially of anyone. Those who stack, move, replace. Those who work. Those on wich the system rides.

Collaboration with Romain Delamart Performers Nina Chalot, Romain Delamart, Flora Langlois, Rémi N'Guyen.

Retouches

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art
2020

Alteration boutiques (retoucheries in France) are places of freedom. Working independently, alterationists craft ready-made clothing into unique garments. Their reach is unlimited. Their approach and dedication to these objects, often poorly serialised, make them precious. This process yields half-products, hems, overstitched below, sometimes ornamented, and open on top.

Retouches is a color gradient rug made from trousers scraps, collected from alterationists in the 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements of Paris. It brings together unused fragments of trousers worn by the inhabitants of these neighbourhoods, revealing their individualities through fabrics, colors and formats. It also highlights some similarities: a certain prevalence of jeans and cold or dark colors.

Collaboration with Romain Delamart

Alteration boutiques (retoucheries in France) are places of freedom. Working independently, alterationists craft ready-made clothing into unique garments. Their reach is unlimited. Their approach and dedication to these objects, often poorly serialised, make them precious. This process yields half-products, hems, overstitched below, sometimes ornamented, and open on top.

Retouches is a color gradient rug made from trousers scraps, collected from alterationists in the 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements of Paris. It brings together unused fragments of trousers worn by the inhabitants of these neighbourhoods, revealing their individualities through fabrics, colors and formats. It also highlights some similarities: a certain prevalence of jeans and cold or dark colors.

Collaboration with Romain Delamart

1,2,3

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object
La fabrique nomade
2019

Stools made by Karam Katerji as part of an integration programme for migrant artisans run by La Fabrique nomade association. Originally from Hasakah, Syria, Karam studied agricultural engineering at the University of Aleppo. After graduating, he opened a studio with his brother where they make agricultural machinery parts. He lives in France since 2016.

Production by Karam Katerji, hosted by Métal design workshop

Stools made by Karam Katerji as part of an integration programme for migrant artisans run by La Fabrique nomade association. Originally from Hasakah, Syria, Karam studied agricultural engineering at the University of Aleppo. After graduating, he opened a studio with his brother where they make agricultural machinery parts. He lives in France since 2016.

Production by Karam Katerji, hosted by Métal design workshop

Apartment, Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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architecture
Private
2020

Textile conception for a 60m2 apartment in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, on the outskirts of Paris. Design for a custom-made, embroidered pattern, related to Les terrasses de Saint Germain painting.

Custom textile production by Ophélie Marchand, embroidered by Farooq Gul at BC Diffusion

Textile conception for a 60m2 apartment in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, on the outskirts of Paris. Design for a custom-made, embroidered pattern, related to Les terrasses de Saint Germain painting.

Custom textile production by Ophélie Marchand, embroidered by Farooq Gul at BC Diffusion

Apartment, rue Monsieur le Prince, Paris

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architecture
Private
2019

This apartment, on the top floor of a 19th-century building located in the Odéon quarter of Paris, once belonged to Annette Giacometti. On its west side, the bedroom features a library with several publications and works of art from the owner’s collection, an art historian with a passion for modern art. On the east side, the kitchen has been modernised—the materials used in the renovation creating a sober and cozy atmosphere that extends into the living room.

Construction by Innovation Bâtiment SARL

This apartment, on the top floor of a 19th-century building located in the Odéon quarter of Paris, once belonged to Annette Giacometti. On its west side, the bedroom features a library with several publications and works of art from the owner’s collection, an art historian with a passion for modern art. On the east side, the kitchen has been modernised—the materials used in the renovation creating a sober and cozy atmosphere that extends into the living room.

Construction by Innovation Bâtiment SARL

The art market during the Occupation of France

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Mémorial de la Shoah
2019

An expressive gallery of protagonists – merchants, auctioneers, experts, curators – unfolds through a collection of more than 300 documents. In order to understand their respective roles within the historical context, we are invited into their workplaces : Parisian art galleries, auction houses in Paris and Nice. The exhibition design immerses the visitor in these suggested universes, where archival documents become elements of the decor.

Client Mémorial de la Shoah Curator Emmanuelle Polack Curator and coordinator Marie-Édith Agostini Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Signalistics Atelier Baudelaire Video and animations Matthieu Foulet Sound effects Bertrand Gauguet

An expressive gallery of protagonists – merchants, auctioneers, experts, curators – unfolds through a collection of more than 300 documents. In order to understand their respective roles within the historical context, we are invited into their workplaces : Parisian art galleries, auction houses in Paris and Nice. The exhibition design immerses the visitor in these suggested universes, where archival documents become elements of the decor.

Client Mémorial de la Shoah Curator Emmanuelle Polack Curator and coordinator Marie-Édith Agostini Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Signalistics Atelier Baudelaire Video and animations Matthieu Foulet Sound effects Bertrand Gauguet

Opening night

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scenography
CND Le Quai - Angers
2019

Set design for the play Opening Night, directed by Cyril Teste, based on the screenplay of John Cassavetes’ film.

video

Starring Isabelle Adjani, Morgan Lloyd Sicard and Frédéric Pierrot Director Cyril Teste Art director Ramy Fischler Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Lighting effects and tour manager Julien Boizard Original score Nihil Bordures Video Nicolas Doremus Live video Mehdi Toutain-Lopez Production sound mixer Thibault Lamy Costumes Katia Ferreira Production Centre Dramatique National - Le Quai, Angers Production manager Nicolas Roux Production assistant Julie Salles

 

Set design for the play Opening Night, directed by Cyril Teste, based on the screenplay of John Cassavetes’ film.

video

Starring Isabelle Adjani, Morgan Lloyd Sicard and Frédéric Pierrot Director Cyril Teste Art director Ramy Fischler Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Lighting effects and tour manager Julien Boizard Original score Nihil Bordures Video Nicolas Doremus Live video Mehdi Toutain-Lopez Production sound mixer Thibault Lamy Costumes Katia Ferreira Production Centre Dramatique National - Le Quai, Angers Production manager Nicolas Roux Production assistant Julie Salles

 

Hamlet

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scenography
Opéra Comique
2018

Based on the coexistence of stage and film images, the scenography offers a reflection about the relationship between truth and representation. It consists of an array of moving displays capable of suggesting both the characters’ imprisonment and the constant circulation of bodies within the in camera setting.

Music director Louis Langrée Director Cyril Teste Art director Ramy Fischler Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Costumes Isabelle Deffin Dramaturgy Leila Adham Lighting Julien Boizard Video Nicolas Dorémus, Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Hamlet Stéphane Degout Ophelia Sabine Devieilhe Claudius Laurent Alvaro Gertrude Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo Laertes Julien Behr Ghost Jérôme Varnier Chorus Les éléments, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

Based on the coexistence of stage and film images, the scenography offers a reflection about the relationship between truth and representation. It consists of an array of moving displays capable of suggesting both the characters’ imprisonment and the constant circulation of bodies within the in camera setting.

Music director Louis Langrée Director Cyril Teste Art director Ramy Fischler Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Costumes Isabelle Deffin Dramaturgy Leila Adham Lighting Julien Boizard Video Nicolas Dorémus, Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Hamlet Stéphane Degout Ophelia Sabine Devieilhe Claudius Laurent Alvaro Gertrude Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo Laertes Julien Behr Ghost Jérôme Varnier Chorus Les éléments, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

L'intelligence de la main

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scenography
Fondation Bettencourt Schueller
2018

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation presented the exhibit ‘Pour l’intelligence de la main’, curated by Alain Lardet. It was part of a major international exhibition ‘Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future’, celebrating European craftsmanship, organised by the Michelangelo Foundation and held at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. The exhibition design combined physical and virtual elements, bringing into question the relationship between artisanal craftsmanship and modernity. Visitors were invited to explore the objects physically and take immersive virtual reality journeys around artisans’ workshops. The exhibition’s display structure, built in raw earth blocks, was created by the Amàco studio and is a work of master craftsmanship in itself. It promotes ecologically responsible practices and showcases the bright future of artisanal crafts in an era of high technology.

Client Fondation Bettencourt Schueller Curator Alain Lardet Art director Ramy Fischler Project manager and coordinator Vincent le Bourdon for RF Studio Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Signalistics Atelier Baudelaire Video mapping Nicolas Weyrich Design and construction of earth walls Amàco production and artistic direction of virtual reality films Alain Fleischer Production of virtual reality films Le Fresnoy Expertise on the virtual reality device MK2 Agency Olfactory creation Francis Kurdjian

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation presented the exhibit ‘Pour l’intelligence de la main’, curated by Alain Lardet. It was part of a major international exhibition ‘Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future’, celebrating European craftsmanship, organised by the Michelangelo Foundation and held at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. The exhibition design combined physical and virtual elements, bringing into question the relationship between artisanal craftsmanship and modernity. Visitors were invited to explore the objects physically and take immersive virtual reality journeys around artisans’ workshops. The exhibition’s display structure, built in raw earth blocks, was created by the Amàco studio and is a work of master craftsmanship in itself. It promotes ecologically responsible practices and showcases the bright future of artisanal crafts in an era of high technology.

Client Fondation Bettencourt Schueller Curator Alain Lardet Art director Ramy Fischler Project manager and coordinator Vincent le Bourdon for RF Studio Scenography Nina Chalot for RF Studio Signalistics Atelier Baudelaire Video mapping Nicolas Weyrich Design and construction of earth walls Amàco production and artistic direction of virtual reality films Alain Fleischer Production of virtual reality films Le Fresnoy Expertise on the virtual reality device MK2 Agency Olfactory creation Francis Kurdjian

Bricking

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architecture
Municipality of Los Teques
2016

Recherches autour de la production locale d’éléments architecturaux préfabriqués en béton et céramique destinés à la rénovation et à la construction de nouveaux logements, dans un quartier populaire de Los Teques, ville préfecture de l’état de Miranda, située au nord de Caracas. Ces éléments répondent au climat tropical, à la tradition plastique colorée et contrastée présente au Venezuela, aux moyens de productions en oeuvre sur place, et au plaisir de l’appropriation.

Laureate project in 2017 of the Aide Individuelle à la Création grant from Drac Île de France.

Finalist in 2017 for the Agora du design award of the French Ministry of Culture.

Supervisors Jean-François Parent architect, director of the Laboratoire International pour l’Habitat Populaire-LIHP and designer Matt Sindall  Mayor of Los Teques Francisco Garcés With the assistance of Eqiom cement group and Graines de Terre clay workshop in Montreuil, France.

Recherches autour de la production locale d’éléments architecturaux préfabriqués en béton et céramique destinés à la rénovation et à la construction de nouveaux logements, dans un quartier populaire de Los Teques, ville préfecture de l’état de Miranda, située au nord de Caracas. Ces éléments répondent au climat tropical, à la tradition plastique colorée et contrastée présente au Venezuela, aux moyens de productions en oeuvre sur place, et au plaisir de l’appropriation.

Laureate project in 2017 of the Aide Individuelle à la Création grant from Drac Île de France.

Finalist in 2017 for the Agora du design award of the French Ministry of Culture.

Supervisors Jean-François Parent architect, director of the Laboratoire International pour l’Habitat Populaire-LIHP and designer Matt Sindall  Mayor of Los Teques Francisco Garcés With the assistance of Eqiom cement group and Graines de Terre clay workshop in Montreuil, France.

Virtual exhibition space

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interface
ENSCI-Les Ateliers
2016

The exhibition Préfabriquer has been made accessible digitally. A virtual space coupled with an interface allows the visitor to browse the contents in their original space.

Virtual space conception Raphaël Kuntz Graphic design Agnès Falandry

The exhibition Préfabriquer has been made accessible digitally. A virtual space coupled with an interface allows the visitor to browse the contents in their original space.

Virtual space conception Raphaël Kuntz Graphic design Agnès Falandry

Prefabricate

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architecture
Eqiom
2015

The Préfabriquer exhibition was successively presented at ENSCI-Les Ateliers and the Île-de-France Maison de l’architecture. It imagines a love story between industrial production and architecture, set up by concrete. The relationship is analysed through a series of pieces and formats – videos, sound interviews, books, printed images, exchange of letters, maps – and from different points of view – sociological, architectural, political, technical, personal.

Supervision by Christian Barani Graphic design Agnès Falandry Patronage Holcim France, Betocib, Cimbéton Scientific counsel Pierre Vuillemin

The Préfabriquer exhibition was successively presented at ENSCI-Les Ateliers and the Île-de-France Maison de l’architecture. It imagines a love story between industrial production and architecture, set up by concrete. The relationship is analysed through a series of pieces and formats – videos, sound interviews, books, printed images, exchange of letters, maps – and from different points of view – sociological, architectural, political, technical, personal.

Supervision by Christian Barani Graphic design Agnès Falandry Patronage Holcim France, Betocib, Cimbéton Scientific counsel Pierre Vuillemin

Ruedi

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object
2014

Ruedi is a game composed of ceramic squares that can be combined into different shapes or abstract forms.

Ruedi is a game composed of ceramic squares that can be combined into different shapes or abstract forms.

1001 Blues

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art
The watermill center
2014

1.001 Pages in a blue color gradient, bound into 5 books. Each page has been soaked in an ink bath, creating various effects and random compositions. The books were presented at the Watermill gala dinner themed around the Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights.

Curators Robert Wilson and Noah Khoshbin

1.001 Pages in a blue color gradient, bound into 5 books. Each page has been soaked in an ink bath, creating various effects and random compositions. The books were presented at the Watermill gala dinner themed around the Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights.

Curators Robert Wilson and Noah Khoshbin

Reams

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object
2010

Research about the reutilisation and valorisation of paper scraps resulting from books being printed, bound and cut.

Research about the reutilisation and valorisation of paper scraps resulting from books being printed, bound and cut.

Ceramics

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object
2000

Experimentations of forms with the ceramic material. Exercises with cutting of plates, modeling, creation of textures with different tools, slips and glazes.

Centre André Malraux Dominique Le Gac

Experimentations of forms with the ceramic material. Exercises with cutting of plates, modeling, creation of textures with different tools, slips and glazes.

Centre André Malraux Dominique Le Gac