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1978

Avis de recherche : Julia Margaret Cameron 2

When filming people, Fred Forest always asked them the same question:

  • Do you know where Julia Margaret Cameron is?
  • Do you know where Julia Margaret Cameron lives?

Sociological  Communication 

Vienne (AT)

Theme: Echanges

Typology: Dispositif

Medium and media: Média, Presse

#Partage  #Participation 

1978

Julia Margaret Cameron à Vienne

2007

Avis de recherche Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron à Vienne
1978
Julia Margaret Cameron à Vienne
Avis de recherche Julia Margaret Cameron
2007
Avis de recherche Julia Margaret Cameron

JULIA MARGARET CAMERON 2

When filming people, Fred Forest always asked them the same question:

  • Do you know where Julia Margaret Cameron is?
  • Do you know where Julia Margaret Cameron lives?

Then, without waiting for an answer, he would let a female voice come out of a tape recorder.
This man has been after me for three years.
For three years! Please don't give him my address". This contradictory message naturally caused a certain amount of confusion. Generating heated discussions around the unknown woman. But also some excellent advice. Meanwhile, more and more people joined this rather strange meeting.

The climate of communication that Fred Forest had artificially created around a person with no identity and who was also absent, worked remarkably well. Suggestions from passers-by ranged from the simple suggestion of calling the police, to the recommendation of asking INTERPOL to help find the missing person...
All those questioned received an invitation a few days later to the Gallery to see Julia Margaret Cameron's exhibition and find out if she had been found...
Despite the cold, the visit to the Die Brücke gallery for the opening of Julia Margaret Cameron's exhibition was a success a few days later. In fact, the cold didn't stop the visit from being very pleasant.  Indeed, Cameron's name - hitherto little known - was mentioned in Vienna - and was now in everyone's memory.
The evening of the opening was itself an exciting event.
The artist's melancholy paintings and portraits hung on the walls were much appreciated, and matched the general good humour of the evening.

Anna Auer, Directrice de la Galerie Die Brücke, Vienne Autriche
Tiré du Livre pages 122 et 123 
Anna Auer Die Wiener Galerie Die Brücke -
Ihe internationaler Weg zur Sammlung 'Fotografis'
Ein Beitrag zur Sammlungsgeschichte der Fotografie

1978 Die Brucke
1978 Die Brucke

 

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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