Tonga Schneider is a Greek artist living in London, she is currently entering her final year of a BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. Aurore Pelisson is a French artist currently living in London working in the fashion print industry.
Tonga and Aurore are in collaboration on the installation called “Hug the Soil” Their installation consists of paintings and detailed drawings as well as sculptures made of earth. The artists aim to animate the inanimate by bringing bodily features to concrete, square buildings that exist everywhere in Hackney Wick. The installation is a concentrated atmosphere of organic detailed organisms spreading in space - contrasting the industrial ambiance of the area, by showing literally the beauty and details of the commencement of lives and their hunger for evolution.