ONE STEP FORWARDBooks, Editorial, Print
Thesis project designed at LAAB/ Academy for Saint-Brieuc’s prison
How can visual graphics promote the practice of breakdance in prison? “Un pas en avant” (One step forward) was my master’s diploma thesis. This dissertation questions the image, the representation of two worlds: prison and breakdance. The concept of prison generates a number of degrading and distorting stereotypes, which are conveyed by the images used to represent it. The discipline of breakdancing introduces a form of catharsis for the prisoners and allows them to sublimate through art their relation to violence and the reality of social exclusion.
I designed a book for the thesis which reflects a visual metaphorical symbol, a dance movement in a confined space. This book represents the beginning of a dialogue between the prisoners and the outside world.