2021

Alexandra Serrano et Simon Pochet

HISTOIRE[S] À CREUSER

ALEXANDRA SERRANO

The Alexandra Serrano’s work is sensitive and poetic, it tires to make visible our intimate uses of the world. Through her photographs, she appropriates territories in a plastic way, seeking to sublimate the everyday life of places, to the point of tipping reality into fiction and thus constructing new narratives. His personal work is developed through public commissions, creative residences and educational interventions with various audiences in partnership with ifferent cultural institutions such as the Maison Européenne de la Photographique, the BAL, the Musées Nicphore Niépce, the Ateliers Médicis or the University of Paris 1 Pathéon-Sorbonne. His work has been included in numerous publications and solo and group exhobitions in France and abroad: Circulation(s) Festival in Paris, Fotoleggendo Festival in Rome, International Photography Biennial of Bangladesh, Flash Forward Festival in London, Toronto, Portland and Boston, Rencontres Photographiques de Niort… 

SIMON POCHET creates sound pieces, documentaries and musical, phonographic and electroacoustic works, linked to the experience and imagination of places, favouring participative creation approaches and experimenting with various sound diffusion devices, geolocated routes and interactive works. Involved in several artistic and popular education collectives, he is notably associated with the Collectif Mu (Les Voix du rail or Rail Océan, Nuit Blanche 2017 in Paris), and he has also collaborated with France Culture (sound documentary Le 47 rue de la Goutte d’or, with Nina Almberg, ACR 2015). Since 2018, alone or with the photographer Alexandra Serrano, he has been developing his practice within the framework of creation residencies and artistic actions in different territories in France (Paysages sonores in the PNR du Haut-Jura, Création en cours en Meuse with the Ateliers Médicis and the Ministries of Culture and Education, CLEA in the North, with the DRAC Hauts-de-France, Regards du Grand Paris in Ile-de-France with the CNAP and the Ateliers Médicis …). 

In partnership with the DRAC Occitanie, the Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Garonne, the Musée de l’Aurignacien, the CNRS Occitanie Ouest and the TRACES laboratory, as well as the associations and schools of Aurignac and Cassagnabère-Tournas, the artist duo Alexandra Serrano (visual photographer) and Simon Pochet (sound creator and documentary filmmaker) will be in residency in Aurignac in the Comminges region from 15 September to 9 October 2020, combining « Photography and Archaeology ». Mathieu Lejay, geoarchaeologist, and Lars Anderson, prehistorian, respectively member and doctor associated with the UMR 5608 TRACES – SMP3C team, have carried out an archaeological excavation campaign in Aurignac on which Alexandra Serrano and Simon Pochet have worked. 

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