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Monday 24 June, 16:00
June 2024
Monday 24
16:00 - 17:30

Salle Rhône 3A

Centre de Congrès de Lyon
  • Métropole de Lyon
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Writing and images: The lability and the resistance of matter 3/3

Laurence DANGUY, Marie LAUREILLARD
Monday 24 June, 16:00

“Craftsmanship first. Freedom appears as soon as the inflexible material order gives us support,” Alain recalled in Système des beaux-arts (1920). The creator always engages in a struggle with matter, whatever its nature, because matter possesses certain physical properties and, far from being inert, it has a life of its own. Perhaps the most striking passages in Eugène Delacroix’s diary are those in which the artist describes his struggle with matter as he was making the fresco Jacob’s struggle with the angel in the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Whether one is an artist, a theorist, a critic or a mere spectator, one cannot completely ignore the physical dimension of a picture. Anne-Marie Christin has also constantly reminded us of the importance of the medium of writing and images, as a way of emphasising the essential role of materiality. Like the French term “support” the term “material” is a leitmotif in her theoretical work, whereas she more sparingly uses the term “medium”, which has nevertheless imposed itself following the iconic turn of the 1990s. In the introductory section of L’invention de la figure, Anne-Marie Christin sums up her thinking as follows: “Iconic space is above all a site of random and multipolar paths, determined as much by the material – stone, paper, screen, etc. – of its medium as by the expressive needs specific to visual thought.” (p. 13)

In this panel proposed by the Centre d’Etude de l’Ecriture et de l’Image, particular attention will be paid to the process of creating images in relation to materiality and to the written word, whether it is incorporated into the work, or extrinsic to it, in the form of artists’ and theorists’ writings showing how the material may exhibit forms of lability or resistance: the wood engraver confronted with a medium that is by no means passive, the fresco artist battling with a wall, the engraver, or even the printer of periodicals and posters, the Harimaze- e prints in Japan where different printed motifs

Round table

"Points de vue, récits et expériences : Écriture et image. Labilité et résistance de la matière":

Chairs
Laurence DANGUY, University of Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland), Marie LAUREILLARD, Lumière Lyon 2 University (Lyon, France)
Speakers
Dylan CARUSO (Saint-Etienne, France), Luc BACHELOT (Paris, France), Cyril DEVES (Lyon, France), Ada TELLER (Paris, France), Paul-Henri Souvenir ASSAKO ASSAKO (Yaoundé, Cameroun), Stéphanie BOULARD (Atlanta, USA)
Event Type
Session

About the location

Salle Rhône 3A
Centre de Congrès de Lyon
  • Métropole de Lyon
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes