For this second opus of the Terre & Territories residence, Julie Hascoët offers a hybrid form, between the notebook, field study and library research. It is a visual exploration, a poetic expedition in the arteries of the earth, which shows, in a non -exhaustive way, a set of underground spaces: old quarries, abandoned troglodyte habitats, cellars …
Julie Hascoët symbolically probe the scope of these constructions for what they suggest within our societies. Are these invisible worlds, which escape the eyes, are refuges or withdrawal areas in an anxiety-provoking context?
Between Loir and Loire, between Tuffeau Vendômois and Limestone de Beauce, this work is the result of a one-month residence carried out in the fall of 2021 between two structures and two departments: Zone I, in Thoré-la-Rochette, in Le Loir-et-Cher, and Valimage, in Tavers, in the Loiret.
Julie Hascoët is carrying out a protean work that goes beyond the strict framework of photography to embrace the areas of publishing, installation and curatorial practices. Since 2013, she has been co-founder and co-responsible for Zines of the Zone, artist-run space without space, a nomadic dissemination and meeting platform dedicated to the self-edited forms of the photo book and whose field of action is located At the intersection between exhibition, collection, inventory, scenographic research and travel. Photographer, graduate of ENSP in Arles, his work develops between personal research and creation residences. His gaze is on the isolated territories and their occupation, the spaces that try to escape the map, mixing a poetic approach around the landscape with a more political, more political dimension, around the margins. Since its installation in Brest in 2019, it has anchored concerts punctually and has been the exhibition police station. She is also a member of the Artists’ Documents Network in Brittany.