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1976

Animation du marché à Perpignan

A market in Perpignan organised by the Collectif d'art sociologique.

Sociological  Criticism and Ethics 

Typology: Dispositif

1976

Collectif d'art sociologique : Hervé Fischer, Jean-Paul Thénot, Fred Forest, Perpignan

1976

Fred Forest avec le collectif d'art sociologique, Animation d'un marché à Perpignan

1976

Marché Perpignan

Collectif d'art sociologique : Hervé Fischer,  Jean-Paul Thénot, Fred Forest, Perpignan
1976
Collectif d'art sociologique : Hervé Fischer, Jean-Paul Thénot, Fred Forest, Perpignan
Fred Forest avec le collectif d'art sociologique, Animation d'un marché à Perpignan
1976
Fred Forest avec le collectif d'art sociologique, Animation d'un marché à Perpignan
Marché Perpignan
1976
Marché Perpignan

A market in Perpignan organised by the Collectif d'art sociologique

Thanks to contacts made with Jacques Queralt, a journalist at the time with the regional daily L'Indépendant in Perpignan, our sociological campaign linking three districts of the town was a great success. This provincial newspaper, which was read by everyone in the town and even in the département, enabled us to disseminate our press releases on a daily basis, so to speak, to encourage all citizens to take part in an action that very quickly became theirs. Each of these three neighbourhoods represented a very specific population. The pieds noirs district, the émigrés and gypsies district and finally the native French district, the bourgeois and shopkeepers district...

The Franco-German Office for Youth (OFAJ), headed by Horst Wegmann, provided us with around fifteen trainees and a small sum of money, so for the first time we had the tools to undertake an ambitious project, as the attached photos and videos eloquently demonstrate, throughout the fortnight it lasted. The most successful action was the one where our trainees went around the town for a whole day asking local residents to take photos of them. The paper prints of these photos were made available to them over the following days on a very large table, where the people searched, elbow to elbow, for their personal photos and could, quite happily, take them away once they had discovered them... 

1976 Perpignan
1976 Perpignan

 

1976 Perpignan
1976 Perpignan

 

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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