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1978

Avis de recherche : Julia Margaret Cameron 1

Fred Forest decided to use urban sociology to research an imaginary character. 

Sociological  Communication 

Angoulême (FR)

Theme: Echanges

Typology: Dispositif

Medium and media: Média, Presse

#Partage  #Participation 

1978

Angoulême

1978

Interviews d'agriculteurs Angoulême

2007

Avis de recherche Julia Margaret Cameron

Angoulême
1978
Angoulême
Interviews d'agriculteurs Angoulême
1978
Interviews d'agriculteurs Angoulême
Avis de recherche Julia Margaret Cameron
2007
Avis de recherche Julia Margaret Cameron

JULIA MARGARET CAMERON 1

Fred Forest decided to research an imaginary character as a type of action relating to urban sociology. For this character he borrowed the identity of a woman photographer from the previous century: Julia Margaret Cameron. In a way, to give her a second life.

Invited with a group of artists to carry out an action in the town of Angoulême, he began his research in this Charente town. Following his usual practice, he used the press to publish an advert in the local newspaper, which is read by everyone: La Charente libre. With the newspaper in hand, he strolls through the streets, showing photos of the fictitious character and the newspaper advert, giving credibility to his search and interviewing passers-by and shopkeepers.

In the second video he changes his environment and continues his sociological investigation with farmers.

Fred Forest, armed with the advert for Julia's search published by Charente Libre, talks to passers-by in the streets of Angoulême.

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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