LES HOMMES OISEAUX
Born in Castelnaudary in 1998, Cloé Harent is a photographer. In 2019 she graduated from the EPTA (Photographic and Game Design School) in Toulouse, with the Special Jury Prize. Cloé Harent experiments a new approach of documentary photography associating different kinds of plastic forms. She seeks to give rise the conditions for a dialogue between blurred images, archival images, and topographical approach to the landscape. In order to get a better understanding of the present, she summons up the sensitive traces of the past. The notions of memory and passing time are also at the heart of her photographic research.
Cloé Harent writes a story, halfway between reality and fiction, in which a Bird-men family, with an outwardly sensitivity, slowly fades from our memories. In 2019, she found herself in front of buildings, a 75-year-old wrecked framework of air force life. As empty places full of stories, is it possible to make them talk? It is hard to find remains. Between quest and investigation, Cloé Harent goes in search of the slightest clues to recontruct a fictional story, interweaving several layers of memories, images of the past and evidence of the present. Everything is available, the Mess (reception area), the boiler room, b1 (offices) and the former CIET CG7. It also has in its possession the sole “military” identity to embody its thousands of people who populated these places.