With the participation of the artists Anne BRETON, Swan CAZAUX, Kim CREIGHTON, Françoise DECOSTER, Raphaël DECOSTER, Paul DESRAVINES, Philippe HOLLEVOUT, Antony HUCHETTE, Muriel KLEINHOLTZ, Andy KRAFT, Ysabel DE MAISONNEUVE, Julien MOREL, Christelle MOTTE, Lionel PRALUS, REGARDER POUR SORTIR (Valéry PELLETIER, Ivan POLLIART), Virginie REYNAERT, Mitsugu SASAKI, Frédéric TENTELIER, Éric VALDENAIRE, Amélie VIDGRAIN.
And also the book Bleu de travail to discover on site.
Thank you to Olivier Muzellec from Le Non-Lieu and Corinne PORTE and Marine HUGUET from ANMT for this beautiful collaboration.
1947-1951, Fives factory workshop
Digital retouching from vintage prints
Large format digital print 2.40 m x 2.50 m on “blue back” paper
Originally, like a collector, I tracked down darned fabrics, yesterday and today. For the love of the material, for the attention to detail. The humanity of the fiber then appears to me, and I make up stories for myself. Those of a small hand which carried out this incredible work, of the loving wife of a worker who will spend his day in the factory, of a peasant anxious not to lose his grain, of a nun full of meditation.
And then, the real story is given to me to see thanks to the National Archives of the World of Work and their photographic collection, another one. One by one, each image tells us the little story in the big one, detail after detail, as long as we take the time to discover them. All of them witness a moment of life, and sometimes entire lives. The large format is essential then.
This photographic work is part of a global reflection around the notion of heritage, textile, industrial and human heritage, because they are all one.
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