In his collages, the street-artist Ludo invents half natural and half technological creatures that tread the line between the vegetal and the robotic. Through these fascinating hybrids, he invites us to reflect on how we can make room for nature in our modern cities. Since 2014, Ludo has been highlighting the mutations of Chinese metropoles through his “Ephemera” project. With installations in neighborhoods that are undergoing reconstruction, he takes art to unusual places in order to shine a light on the lives of the locals. At the request of QQ and the Tencent Foundation, Ludo also performs in villages where children remain alone with their grandparents, often without access to education, once their parents have moved to the cities to find work. Through his communicating on this project, Ludo raises social media awareness on these left-behind children–of whom there were an estimated 61 million in 2015–and gives them financial support, in collaboration with the Tencent Foundation.
Power Corruption and lies(Paris)