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Transphotographiques in the region


The Transphotographique Festival has the particularity of taking over numerous places all around the region. Parallel to the exhibitions shown in Lille, the festival organizes other numerous demonstrations in the cities nearby such as Villeneuve d’Ascq, Tourcoing or even Roubaix.

The Madeleine. 
The Centre Culturel du Millénaire in La Madeleine features the photographs by Damien Peyret. Swim & Steam is a series of photographs taken with a Polaroïd SX70, in between portrait and sketch. The aesthetics of the instantaneity intensifies an impression of unreality. These portraits of men and women bathing in the steam of hot water swimming pools seem to tell the story of a different world, peaceful and unconcerned, where the gravity has not taken hold of the lives of the people.

Villeneuve d’Ascq. 
The photographs of Maxime Brygo are displayed on the walls of the École d’Architecture de Villeneuve d’Ascq. Newland is a series that oscillates between documentary photography and conceptual photography. The series presents photographs of venues built during the last years in five new Dutch cities, as part of an important expansion. How have we been able to design and create these cities without History?

La Brasserie is a new exhibition venue for contemporary art, through the initiative of Véronique Damagnez, journalist, critic, former photo director of Vogue Magazine. La Brasserie is a project that in the Nord-Pas de Calais rural context develops a will to bring back to life a place filled with memory and tends to provoke the decompartmentalization, the discovery, the sharing of the public places, the amateurs and professionals from contemporary art. For its first exhibition, Passés (re)composes, Brasserie gathers three photographers : Marie Amar, Nicolas Bluche, Nicolas Kowalski – each one developing a personal photographic approach, but sharing the same will to reinterpret the place, the attached history, the reminiscences that rise.

Charles Delcourt presents Tout in haut de ch’terril in the Jardin Mosaïc d’Houpin-Ancoisne for an external exhibition in a large format. This reportage proposes a regional panorama, sifting through the peaks and the life that slides in these mineral giants. The slag heaps possess a high identity value. Just as the urban, social and economic mutations that have shaped the territories, the heaps are integrated into the elements of everyday life, adapted by the inhabitants, miners in the past, today’s neighbors in this manufactured landscape. A path in the mining land, between landscapes and portraits, from the highs and lows of these region’s mountains.

Near Roubaix, the manufacture des Flandres presents the works by Anna Solé Poses et dé-poses. With this photographic series, the portrait artist brings together photography and dance. The photographer stops time for an instant and captures with detail the scenic attitudes and corporal expressions. In the world’s smallest art gallery (almost), photographers have accepted the challenge to take pictures with basic cameras (from a pinhole to a simple toy). The collective exhibition is called Toy’s Camera and gathers approximately ten photographers.

More information on the exhibition on the Transphotographiques website.

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