artist talks


16:00 – 16:25   Jana Alaraj  ♦  Living in a prolonged state of temporality

16:30 – 16:55   Louise Philia Druelle aka Loup Blaster  ♦  How animation can visualize the invisible

17:00 – 17:25   Samya Arif  ♦  Activating through posters and illustration

17:30 – 18:00   Round Table Discussion  ♦


Louise Philia Druelle AKA Loup Blaster is an artist based in Calais. Her work covers a large range of activities and technics, from visual arts to music.

She has studied 2D animation in Roubaix (northern France) and Volda University college, Norway.
At age 21 she started working as an independent in animator & illustration, directing music videos and visual live performances (VJing shows). Which took her to collaborate with artists such as Actress, Karol Conka and Clap Clap. In 2015 she was one of Pictoplasma speakers.  

After making her way on the internet, she joined the Late Night Work Club :

a rotating club of independent animators where each animator direct a short film on the same theme. For the 2nd anthology the theme came up as « Strangers », it was obvious for Louise to go back to her own city and meet the so called « strangers » : people on the exile stuck at the UK border. She directed her first short film « AL HURRIYA, Freedom, Liberté » which paints a poetic portrait of the struggle of the exiled in Calais.

This was a turning point in Loup’s work becoming politically engaged. She now continues documenting the situation in Calais using drawing and animation. Her last realization is a performance called « Jungle » in collaboration with musician – beatmaker NUMéROBé, also originally from Calais.

Jungle is a live performance where the two artists are dialogue by sound and visuals in a sonic and poetic atmosphere : a personal trip into what was the Jungle (2015 – 2016).

This work was creating following an open call of the Arabic institut of Paris and was supported by a residency in Le Channel, scène nationale in Calais.



Samya Arif – OCEÁ is an illustrator and graphic designer who works in a variety of media. After graduating from the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture in Communication Design in 2010, her focus has evolved towards visual art and illustration, widely pertaining to album cover art and varied illustration work. While creating artworks for various music acts, she has also been a part of the electronic music collective, Forever South, as artist, designer and DJ.

Samya has also worked on various international projects such as the Mumbai based Taxi Fabric, her designs for which were featured in the British band Coldplay’s video, the London based One Beat Zines collective, the US Embassy in Nepal and is a regular illustrator at Pakistan’s renowned Herald magazine. Samya currently lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan and is a part-time professor at the Indus Valley School.