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3rd Cross-Border Seminar: Forced Displacement and Exile in 20th Century Europe. Images and Representations
When:
02.03.2012 - 02.03.2012
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3rd Cross-Border Seminar: Forced Displacement and Exile in 20th Century Europe. Images and Representations

Friday 2nd March 2012

At the Cinématheque Euro-régionale. Institut Jean Vigo

L'Arsenal - Espace des Cultures Populaires

1, rue Jean Villedent

Perpignan

 

Free registration

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The Cinémathèque Euro-régionale Institut Jean Vigo (Perpignan), MUME (La Jonquera), Rivesaltes Camp Memorial Museum, the University of Perpignan Via Domitia and Girona University began a programme in 2010 entitled: "Forced Displacement and Exile in 20th Century Europe". This programme includes three seminars and a symposium. The first seminar was held at MUME in October 2010. The second at the Rivesaltes Camp Memorial Museum in September 2011. The third, dedicated to images and representations of forced displacement and exile in 20th century Europe, will take place at the Institut Jean Vigo in Perpignan on Friday 2nd March 2012.

 

This seminar brings together researchers, filmmakers and visual artists to attempt to label a set of images of all kinds, such as paintings, sculptures, photographs and films, to identify an entire representation, that of exile. Research into the history of art, the testimonies of the time or of contemporary artists will provide an opportunity to characterise the originality of a discourse through unique approaches. In particular, we will explore the evolution, over time, of the representations and reinterpretations made by each era of the signs and images that tried to show what could not be shown. Moreover, we will see how creators and artists today endeavour to understand, through their work, how the past has marked the present.

 

On 28th February, the screening of “Liberté”, by Tony Gatlif (2010), will set the tone of the seminar, and will be followed on 1st March by the film by Claire Angelini, inspired by Rivesaltes refugee camp “La Guerre est proche” (2011).

 

The morning of 2nd March will be dedicated to reinterpretations by historians of contemporary works about these forced displacements and, more generally, the relationship between art and the testimonies of exile. In the afternoon, there will be analysis of the approach to artists, here and now, confronted with the memory of forced displacement and exile.

 

 

Programme:

 

Wednesday 28th February

Screening of “Liberté”, by Tony Gatlif (2010), at 7 pm at the Institut Jean Vigo, 1h 51 min. More information at: http://bit.ly/xRijEf

 

Thursday 1st March

Screening of “La Guerre est proche”, by Claire Angelini (2011) at 7 pm at the Institut Jean Vigo, 1h 20 min. More information at: http://bit.ly/Aig3Iw

 

Friday 2nd March

9 am Presentation and welcome – 1st Seminar Session: The Testimony of Art throughout History

9.30 am Marie-Hélène Meléndez. Robert Capa and the French internment camps. Points of reference to clarify the interpretation of the film rolls of “Spain's Forgotten Army”

10 am Teresa Ferré (Rovira i Virgili University [URV] in Tarragona). Bram camp. The crossroads of diverse photographic perspectives

10.30 am Eric Forcada. From Le Barcarès barracks to the shanty towns of Barcelona. Josep Subirats: visions and representations of forced displacement in the post-war period (1939-1951)

11 am Elena Pirazzoli (researcher and journalist of Fondazione Fossoli). "What should be said cannot be said". Sketches and images of Italian deportation

11.30 am Vicente Sánchez Biosca (Valencia University) and Rocío Alcalá del Olmo Olea (Paris IV University). The life of icons and migration of images. Two figures of the Retreat

12 noon François Amy de la Bretèque (Paul Valéry Montpellier III/IJV University). Children displaced in the aftermath of the Second World War, based on "Quelque part en Europe" (Valahol Európában) by Géza Radványi, from 1947

12.30 pm Debate

1.30 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Start of the 2nd Seminar Session: Contemporary Points of View

Claire Angelini (film director). From the places of memory to the memory of places

3 pm Felip Solé (documentary director, TV3). “The documentary is the raising agent of our history” (Eisenstein). The documentary is not reality. Filming means staging. The documentary is the point of view of a creator.

3.30 pm Céline Scemama, Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle University: Story/stories of Jean-Luc Godard’s cinema. the story of all journeys

4 pm Nicole Berger (photographer, sculptor). From the wall of images to the view of objects

4.30 pm Simeon Saiz (artist and professor at Cuenca Fine Arts Faculty (UCM). The representation of violence when violence cannot be shown

5 pm Debate

 

Download the seminar programme in PDF format.

 

Organised by:

Cinémathèque Euro-régionale. Institut Jean Vigo (Perpignan)

Exile Memorial Museum (MUME)

Memorial Democràtic (Generalitat de Catalunya)

Girona University (UdG)

University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UVDP)

Centre de Recherches Historiques sur les Sociétés Méditerranéennes (CHRISM)

Institut Catalan de Recherche en Sciences Sociales (ICRESS)

Rivesaltes Camp Memorial Museum

 

With the support of:

Conseil Général del Pyrénées-Orientales

Generalitat de Catalunya

 

In collaboration with:

Perpignan City Council

Région Languedoc-Roussillon

French Ministry of Culture

 

More information:

Cinématheque Euro-régionale. Institut Jean Vigo (Perpignan)

Tel 04 68 34 09 39

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