Éloge de combats ordinaires

Éloge de combats ordinaires

According to a practice called "the image by image," Catherine Poncin freely reinterprets documentary left the deposit in 1910 by photographer Ernest Mésière or he came to the Society of alsacienne engineering (SACM) from Belfort, photograph the plant his staff which he asked to pose in a row of onions, such as at school or with their machines in the workshop.
Photographs of C. Poncin us into a world where man and machine seem to form one body, leading to regular tirelessly fighting for modernity. The artist auscultation and scans the faces, bodies, places and machines of this class. It makes them "speak", is attached to a fragment, the collection, featuring mentally re-photography, photomontage and invented a poetic.
Present since 1879 in Belfort, the SACM (predecessor of Alstom) employs over 4 500 workers in 1911. It produces locomotives and steam turbines and generators for electricity in central and DC motors and AC.
Conseil général du Territoire de Belfort
Hors Collection
245 x 220
41 duo tone photos
48 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-137-3

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.

Magali Jauffret

Auteur, Journaliste

Magali Jauffret journalist, critic, author. A text written in 3 books published by Filigranes: Tout peut arriver, Gilbert Garcin ; Corinne Mercadier ; Sur la plage, Sylvie Hugues, Eloge de combats ordinnaires, Catherine Poncin.