DOLLY COHEN / GRILLZ 2018
Dolly Cohen is a French multimedia artist, she specializes in sculpture and hand made «mouth Jewelry» better known as Grillz.
Creative direction , set design and lookbook made for ComplexCon in Los Angeles.
CREATURES: An escape at the top of the Galeries Lafayette, Paris 2019
The project has been built with elegance, and in complete harmonie with the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, with a 100% vegetarian restaurant, urban gardens, a mixology bar based on garden harvest a carefully orchestrated summer and festive programme and a rooftop reinterpreted as a welcoming, atypical and fantastical eco-system. In other words: a safe place for the Parisian and international tribes who visit the Galeries Lafayette’s rooftop all year long.
The young architects of Uchronia decorated and designed the place. The idea behind the project was to create a «joyful mess» with recycled materials (canister, galvanized steel sheet, burlap cloth), as a refuge and an exceptional setting.
CRÉATURES is drawn around 3 oasis : a vegetable one, a fruit one and an aromatic wood wall where the chef and his team drew their inspiration. The metal used on the different structures is a wink to the grey green roof of the Opera and the other monuments of Paris.
UCHRONIA / DEFINITION 2017
Uchronia is a performative practice achieved through spatial gymnastics.
In Uchronia, architecture is a performance that unfolds over time.
We focus on the experimental, ephemeral and temporary.
Uchronia advocates for new roles and reinvent the media through which we communicate as architect.
The following formats allow us to explore how the architect should operate and explore in this contemporary time crisis :
Space performing itself
Inhabitants performing space
Architects performing space
Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.
Uchronia is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, fashion and art.
Uchronia is interested in the building of small & fast world, with its innumerable possibilities, also creating temporary and non conventional spaces.
Founded in 2018 to undertake a critique of the architectural outputs, Uchronia is willing to deliver a selection of performances and short term exhibitions whilst keeping an eye on the close relationship between audience/performer.