FRANCE | London Design Biennale 2016

le bruit des bonbons — The Astounding Eyes of Syria

Memories of Syria were collected and shared through le bruit des bonbons — The Astounding Eyes of Syria in a bid to preserve, stir up and share immaterial memories of its living heritage. Benjamin Loyauté visited displaced Syrians and refugees to make a film that tells of the tragedy of the war and the memories that survive untrammelled. By collecting 'memories of sweets', Loyauté hoped to preserve these stories, while also provoking our will to act. The visitor was invited, in a performance, to buy packets of Loyauté's candy, modelled on an Assyrian idol, from a vending machine. All proceeds helped educate children of displaced families and refugees.

  • Administering Body: Business France
  • Designer: Benjamin Loyauté
  • Supporting Bodies: Business France; Institut français

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