JEMAGWGAAbout the Artists:
Gwylene Gallimard & Jean-Marie Mauclet have worked for thirty years independently and collaboratively in the field of visual arts in France and the States, receiving support from the SC Arts Commission, Alternate Visions, Spoleto Festival, the Humanities Foundation, the Russell Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Alternate ROOTS and the NEA. Their collaborative experiences have evolved from art pieces strictly by the two of them, to managing two French cafés offering all the features of an art & socio-economic sustainability project, to rhizome-like activities and specific partnerships and creative art programs. Their most recent endeavors have involved neighborhoods, other artists and activists.  JEMAGWGA is their official name.

Current Projects:

  • PROCESS: collaborative research and dialogue with third parties – communities, other artists, people in other disciplines – to develop an understanding, a critique, an action or a projected vision of and around social, political, art-related situations offered to us as fields of intervention. Meetings, workshops, meals … are tools for this investigative step. Art, race, generations, class, social and economic justice are our main topics.
  • END RESULT: usually large installations using as many techniques, materials and disciplines as necessary to make a meaningful piece. They may offer to use a combination of past art works and artifacts for special exhibitions.

Contact Info:
Tour Contact: Gwylene Gallimard
68 Devereaux St
Charleston, SC 29403

Fee Structure:

  • Public lecture or presentation: $200-$750
  • One-Week Residency: $1000-$3000
  • Multiple-Week Residency: $800-$2500 per Week
  • Initial site-visit to develop a project: $200

These fees do not include housing, transportation and materials. Prices are totally negotiable.

Artistic Discipline:

  • visual arts
  • film/video
  • multidisciplinary

Special programs available for:

  • Senior Centers
  • Immigrant populations
  • Neighborhoods

Video documentation of Conversations With Time, a project in West Baltimore for ROOTS Fest.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.