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Artification de l’archive : une dialectique entre figures et absences

Abstract : The development of this thesis work falls within an academic approach, andis also simultaneously thought in connection with the artistic creation. It deals with personal and private questioning, but is also « hunted » in a different way regarding yet genealogy, family and documentary pictures and the shadow zones that are part of all personal history. Mechanisms of resistance to arti- fication are deployed as an attempt at an artistic and theoretical response, facing a mute story, a lack of words. The family history is the origin of plural filiations, transmissions–with or without words–but also secrets. Sometimes some empty spaces appear on portraits. The missing element, thus, becomes an obsession due to its lack in the logic of the story. The artists working on those corpuses specifically aim to collect, reclaim and exhibit those blurred pictures in order to re-use them into an artistic, voluble and efficient circuit. These new pictures–private stories and testimony art at once–turn into a collective memory : by a clever telescope of meaning, the work, born out of the vernacular image, breaks through thanks to its plasticity, and offers a new meaning to the erased or absent figure. This theoretical and artistic reflection, based on the polysemous relations between documentary pictures and « erasing poietic », analyses the way that art acts into old archive pictures. How can art give the power to « read » a picture that is invisible ? Which ways, implemented devices, social and histo- ric beliefs allow it ? Conversely, what levers are developed by the artists, to update images that do not belong to them and that change our vision of the initial information ? Here is the challenge of this theoretical and plastic research that let us understand a mechanism of the artifying archival image, midway between private story and artistic mythology ; or how can images or vacilla- ting figures between presence and absence appear from invisible elements, as archives of a reformulated future.
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Cyrielle Lévêque. Artification de l’archive : une dialectique entre figures et absences. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lorraine, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LORR0334⟩. ⟨tel-02188676⟩



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