Archifolia | In 2010, artists B. Genée Le Borgne and Al have made several crossings of the Departmental Archives of the North (Lille) and observed the different archive stores. In this closed world of shelves where documents are stored, the eyes of artists seeks to capture sets of packaging sometimes very old. They then construct representations from indexing and nomenclature visible. This book questions the use of paper and its editorial forms, visibilities to warm and varied colored materials including lightness and fragility speak the language of men. Each element of the archives, box, bundle, record or play, is a plastic form which is to be seen before the seizure. Artists put the visitor in the heart of these spaces of silence in which so many words together.
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15 years B. Genée and A. Le Borgne, artists, design and carry out joint projects. They create links with different backgrounds and worlds apparently distant from the world of art (circus people, farmers, industrial, military, civil and religious of the Vatican, political ...). They develop a parallel reflection on the use of documents directly related to human activities. If collection is not scientific, yet it is organized and carried out by selected corpus, comparing traces to articulate to lead to unexpected performances.
"This artist's book Archifolia, documents, reports a research that we have developed the Departmental Archives of the North from 2009 to 2012. After the exhibition in 2011 at the Departmental Archives of the North in Lille, the image editing Photographic puts the reader at the center of this heritage institution, in a topography of these places can move. the double indexing and archival photographic prepared with the assistance of professionals Archive North extends research and allows the recognition of content developed in the book. It is in the mode of ambulation in chiaroscuro that we have chosen to lead the reader to the heart of these places. "
Coproducer : Archives départementales du Nord
Released : July, 05th 2012
Collection : Hors Collection
ISBN 13 : 978-2-35046-252-3
Format : 125 x 175
140 photos duotone