PROPOSAL 1 (Proposals of the Desmesure family)

This experiment of artist residence in family will be for us a first. Our respective competences and practices (photography and architecture), could have cross with the service one of the other, but did not meet yet in a joint project. Even less with our children and their creative spontaneousness (poetry, dance, painting…) With the crossroads of our practices, one finds two glances related to people in their environment. The point of view of the one will aim at making evolve this environment, while the other will have in heart to solidify instantaneous, testimony in their way of being in the world. With our children, we wish to set up a simple protocol which enables us to enter in relation to families their daily environment, and to exert each one our attentive and creative glance, composed in a common work, testimony of this meeting. Photographs, writing, drawing, painting will be the ingredients of our work.

PROPOSAL 2 (Proposal of Agathe Desmesure for the first fortnight of August)

In complement, I propose to animate one (or several) Reading Group with all those which will want to take part. A text will be diffused in advance with all the participants. They will be initially invited to read it, then to gather one evening to exchange and discuss around the proposed text. Each one will be invited to question this text taking into consideration its personal practice (artistic, professional, citizen…). Challenge being the meeting, the experience sharing, the crossing of the ideas and the points of view. It is not a question of remaining in a theoretical debate, but well of an exchange anchored on our personal experiences. Gradually, if the practice is renewed, it is the progressive constitution of a common, nourished culture proposed texts and experiments of each one.

The rules of the game are simple:

– 2 hours maximum,
– One speaks each one in his turn,
– That which proposes the text presents it, and also presents the questions that raises for him, and that it would wish to discuss with the group.
– At the time of the first round table, each one presents its reflections during 2 to 3 minutes maximum,
– Then only the debate is opened, with the same instruction: the word is not cut.
– Each meeting, a secretary is indicated to consign the exchanges, and to constitute the memory of the group.
– A regulator is named to distribute the word if it is necessary. All those which wish it are invited to propose a text (in English), one will be able will organize several meetings.

Frédéric Desmesure –  Intention

We wish to try out an operation family within the framework of this 15 days résidense in interaction with the artists of Mechanisms and the inhabitant of Plavec: how to engage a reflection on the nature of a collective work while testing our capacity to remain a family in this context. Concretely I would rather quickly like at the beginning to make a projection of my photographs, two series: Urban ordinary and Postures. Then to begin a work on an imaginary line recreating the old layout, now cut, of the rails by the realization of photography on the reality of this course. And then finally to propose at the community my competences of photographer.

In connection with my photography:

Towards a conscience of the world

As if there were a form of naîveté to want to understand the world in which one lives, of our singularity to leave the head the hive and to see with eyes removed from conformism. To become fully spectator except for whole life to feel it and feel the flow of time, to read and live the scenes which ravel in front of us, to unceasingly contemplate the beauty moving, construction and destruction. To enjoy all its its feelings then to solidify all its emotions in only click… In connection with photography in the transparency of the evil written Baudrillard: “That whose things dream, that of which we dream, it is not movement, it is of this more intense immobility.” Then it is necessary to leave its furrow, to travel out of oneself to flee its practices, to become free and fully available to the world: to be a photographer.

We wish to try out an operation family within the framework of this 15 days residence in interaction with the artists of Mechanic and the inhabitant of Plavec: how to engage a reflection on the nature of a collective work while testing our capacity to remain a family in this context. Concretely I would rather quickly like at the beginning to make a projection of my photographs, two series: Urban ordinary and Postures. Then to begin a work on an imaginary line recreating the old layout, now cut, of the rails by the realization of photography on the reality of this course. And then finally to propose at the community my competences of photographer.
Frédéric Desmesure

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