L’école Buissonnière is a suspension collaboration between butoh artist Will Atkins x Orbán Isma, captured by Sam Waxman.
The title translates from a French phrase meaning to play hooky from school or work, a literal “school in the bush.” Inspired by the feeling of returning to what the natural world can teach us, the suspended subject is reimagined to have been pulled from the earth into the air. This piece was conjured out the romantic notion of returning to nature as a symbolic and emotional rebirth.
Concept & Model: William T. Atkins
Photographer: Sam Waxman
Suspension: Orbán Isma
Support: Amanda Mandalay & Margherita Tisato
Set elements: Larid Rd