BY ELOISE SWEETMAN AND JASON HENDRIK HANSMA
LIST OF PERFORMERS (TATTOO ARTISTS):
To address the current social distancing context we are all living in, Voiture14 have decided to work in proximity with the public. As close as a sterile needle that pierces skin.
About the Tattoo artists:
Loïc Lehecho’s fairy tale-ish, sophisticated, childhood-inspired illustrations often stage jester figures tormented by an existential dread mingled with a sense of fantasy defiled by true despair. Where colour expresses joy and excitement, Loic’s
work highlights emotions such as empathy, sorrow, despair or tenderness.
Lomé Lu lives and works in Montreuil. She started tattooing in 2011, right before engaging herself in a tombstone engraving company. In parallel she has been producing a wide range of graphic works including paintings and drawings. Lomé focuses
on uniting these different practices through a common aesthetic-gestural approach.
Mario Melis, lives and works in Paris. Her practice stems from a mixture of collected images, such as digi tal and analog drawings. This expanding archive spans various subjects such as femininity, subcultures and twisted shapes that she
transforms into tattoos, objects, paintings, clothes and books.
Voiture 14, situated in a former rail workers bar, at 14 Rue des Heros in Marseille, (is) a collective im aginary in constant evolution, a lively, independent place, with artists in residence and various curatorial projects. A place of production
and publishing that aims to promote the emerging artistic scene, locally as well as internationally. This project is an anchor in the heart of Marseille, through a demanding and experi mental programme, a display of abundant momentum and nomadic