THE POETRY OF DETAIL
by Catherine Rannou, from the Agence Internationale d’Architecture
with the collaboration of Pierre-Yves Racine
Saturday, September 29, 5:30 pm – Free
Catherine Rannou, artist and architect, is inspired by the corpus of huts photographed by Pierre-Yves Racine, partly exhibited at the Centre photographique, and proposes a reading that is both scientific and fictional in the light of her work at the “Agence internationale”.
Trained as an artist and architect, Catherine Rannou regularly collaborates with teams of scientists, artists, architects and residents working on environmental and social issues. Since 1990, her research on experimental habitats in urban interstices has been noticed.
In 2014, Catherine Rannou conceived “L’Agence Internationale”, an artistic project that brings together multiple collaborators claiming bartering and the non-standard in the act of building.
“The Agence Internationale is an agency of architecture and espionage that I imagined. The Agence internationale inventories and claims under its name existing constructions, not referenced by the great history of architecture. These are projects without known authors, built by real people, self-builders claiming their creations as technical objects, objects of experience, self-realization or survival rather than as learned architectures.” C. Rannou
In partnership with the Maison de l’architecture de Normandie – le Forum
Free admission, upon reservation
02 35 89 36 96
Photography : Catherine Rannou, BRAIN du Pôle, Concordia Antarctic Station, 2009-2014