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1987

Nu sur le câble

Fred Forest, experimenter and professor at the Ecole d'art de Cergy in 1987, inaugurates with his usual humour another form of lesson for the nude.

Communication 

Typology: Dispositif

Medium and media: Média

1987

Nu sur le câble

1987

Nu sur le câble Ecole nationale d'art Cergy Pontoise

Nu sur le câble
1987
Nu sur le câble
Nu sur le câble Ecole nationale d'art Cergy Pontoise
1987
Nu sur le câble Ecole nationale d'art Cergy Pontoise

Fred Forest, experimenter and teacher at the Ecole d'art de Cergy since 1987, has inaugurated with his usual humour another form of lesson in the nude.

Not just for the students at his art school in Cergy, but for all the people in the region who receive cable TV. This free service is a kind of local television made available to all residents by the people in charge of the new town. This lesson on the nude will therefore take place remotely, unlike traditional lessons where the model is present right in front of everyone's eyes. Anyone at home will be able to take part by watching TV and listening to the Professor's advice, and produce a nude drawing over the course of three sessions. The drawings, which have no selection criteria, will all be presented at a major exhibition at the École d'art de Cergy.

This exceptional exhibition will be featured on the TF1 national television channel's evening news. The chosen model, Eugène Delacroix's Woman with a Parrot, will be personified by a student volunteer chosen from three other candidates.

This video will be repeated by TF1 on the news, where the presenter will edit it to show her head in place of the nude. The French Ministry of Culture, always ready to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the "TOUS ARTISTES DEVANT LA TÉLÉ" campaign, was quick to broadcast this initiative, which owed much to the STUDIO VIDÉO created by Fred Forest, who was the first art teacher to introduce the medium of video into French art schools, with Eric Maillet as his assistant.

LONG BIOGRAPHY OF FRED FOREST

Fred Forest has a special place in contemporary art. Both by his personality and by his pioneering practices which mark his work. He is mainly known today for having used one by one most of the communication media that have appeared over the last fifty years. He is co-founder of three artistic movements: those of sociological art, the aesthetics of communication and ethics in art.

He represented France at the 12th São Paulo Biennale (Communication Prize) in 1973, at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976 and at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

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