HELLO™ by the H5 collectiveTOGETHER IN A WORLD CHOSEN BY YOU
GAÎTÉ GUESTS, THE H5 (PARIS) COLLECTIVE EXPLORE THE CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES COMMON TO COMMUNICATION AND POLITICS IN THE WEB 2.0 ERA.
A playful and sometimes frightening mise en scène of the marketing strategy of a brand you can't help liking: HELLO™. Following short film, Logorama (H5 - François Alaux, Hervé De Crécy, Ludovic Houplain), awarded an Oscar® in 2010 and a César in 2011, which used sharp irony to question brand images, this exhibition continues to mine the same critical vein and unmasks the shadowy side of HELLO™.
From Warhol onwards, the consumer society has been a recurrent subject for art works and H5 are approaching it from the point of view of one of the system's players. By adopting a posture including all available communication tools, the collective aims to illuminate the mechanisms brands use so as to better free themselves from them. The exhibition, then, is a platform for a double-edged system embodied in a playful, happy aesthetic where childhood and the fantasy of purity, locus of utopia and desire, hold sway.
HELLO™ is ubiquitous: a marketing machine to enchant the kids and get adults asking questions.
HELLO™ takes place in the exhibition spaces at La Gaîté Lyrique, from the lobby to the Grande Salle, from the building's façade into the streets of Paris and online at www.hello-h5.com (available soon).
HELLO™ H5, from 11th October to 30th December 2012:
THE HELLO™ EXHIBITION / THE HELLO™ FESTIVAL ON STAGE / WORKSHOPS, INTERNSHIPS AND TOURS / HELLO™ BOOKS / THE HELLO™ STORE...
Full programme to come in September 2012.
From 11th October to 30th December, get reduced price entry to the Graphisme et French Touch exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs on presentation of your entry ticket to HELLO™.