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Les cheminements de la mémoire : marche, photographie, écriture

Abstract : With art walking and the body in motion at the heart of my artistic practice, this research incites us to explore collective memory via three visual and theoretical areas : walking in the landscape, photography and writing.The path we take demands exploring archives, using testimonies. It also means travelling alongside the witnesses of some of the most tragic episodes of our history, along the paths of their memory. As a walking artist, it is equally making my way, on foot, reactivating memory, which seeps into the furrows traces into the earth, projecting the past on the landscape, the mountains and the horizon. As we walk, our body in motion experiences the landscape, an intersensoriality that stimulates memory. I revive history whilst interweaving walking, photography and writing. Photography responds to the rhythm of the walking artist, to the artist's curiosity in the archives, and to the artistic language of the photographer questioning “lieux de mémoire”. Writing, in turn, examines the use of lines, movement and testimonies, while it also questions handwriting and mapping. These three mediums are intertwined in an intermedial artistic practice, discovering the paths of memory. We must imagine a process of weaving between creative work and theory that awakens curiosity for historical, anthropological, philosophical and architectural subjects. This research suggests considering this intermedial approach, this subtle blend between walking as an aesthetic practice, photography and writing, while walking the paths of memory.
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Bridget Sheridan. Les cheminements de la mémoire : marche, photographie, écriture. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016TOU20104⟩. ⟨tel-02018309⟩



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