1418. échos, versos et graphies de batailles

1418. échos, versos et graphies de batailles

1418. Échos, versos & graphies de batailles, falls to the Department of Seine Saint Denis, under a subcontract to Poncin for artistic creation white card linked to the national commemoration of the centenary of the WWI.
It is from a body of two hundred postcards consisting of the Departmental Archives réceptionnées or sent twenty-six towns of the department between 1914 and 1918, Catherine Poncin develops his concept intrinsically linked to the archive.
Reliant past / present, individual / collective histories, heritage; it develops from postcards, photographs of findings of war damage, the newspaper publishing the illustration, photographic creations, text posters and sound creations.
From the front sides, it fragments, associates, encendre; the backs, it analyzes the letters and inks, drawing phrases, vocabulary related to the life of the front. Land battles are flesh, in Poncin exhume the bodies, leads them to cross the century
In participatory meetings, it is with the inhabitants of the department an exquisite corpse‘, which uses the writings of soldiers abyss.
Jean-Louis Dhermy, electro-acoustics seizes voice to perform a song.
Archives départementales de la Seine-Saint-Denis
Hors Collection
170 x 240
30 photos colors and black and white
52 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-330-8

Catherine Poncin

Artiste, Photographe, Plasticien

Poncin Catherine is a photographer. She lives and works in Montreuil and in Lozère Soulages. His photographic approach pursued; of the picture, the image is built from fragments of images found on markets in the archive or by voice classifieds.
She has published 12 books in Filigranes: Monographie Catherine Poncin ; Détournement d’Intention ; Du champs des hommes, territoires ; Sans conte, ni légendes ; Eclats ; Vertiges ; Vis à vis ; Corpus ; 1418. échos, versos et graphies de batailles ; Archives d’un présent.

Michel Poivert

Auteur, Critique d'art

Michel Poivert Born in 1965, Professor of Contemporary Art History / History of Photography in Paris 1 University in 1992 He spends his doctorate in history of art at the pictorialist photography, under the direction of José Vovelle . He participated at the same time rescuing SFP threatened with closure, he took the chair. He will head the exhibition “Utopia photographic” the MEP.
Born in 1963, William Nahon Chief Curator and Director of the Departmental Archives of the Seine-Saint-Denis.