Bio-artist specializing in hybrid and antagonistic landscapes
If the starting point of Camille Goujon’s work is anchored in reality, her plastic creations give shape to the imagination, a pretext for telling stories where the articulation between reality and fiction is so tenuous that it allows her to deal with serious subjects with humor. It was during a school exchange between the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and the Art Center college in Los Angeles in 2004 that Camille Goujon began an investigation into the history of water in Los Angeles. . His work on the disappearance of water, geological collapses, networks, environmental disasters linked to human activity is gaining momentum. In 2018, Camille Goujon decided to move to Marseille, a city where she found many similarities with Los Angeles. Due to its light, its Mediterranean climate, its vegetation, the aridity of its landscapes, the confrontation between mineral and architecture, the very extent of this city spread out between sea and mountains, the diversity of its population … The research that she is currently developing in Marseille is part of the continuity of her investigation into collapses, disappearance, underground networks, the highlighting by minuscule of serious issues that reveal the political, economic and ecological history of ‘a territory.
In his photographic practice, Grégoire Édouard’s main concern is questions relating to the place of man within the biosphere. His photographic practice is guided by numerous steps, and tries to restore the links that bind us to beings, things and places. It is born in the meeting of the ordinary and tries to celebrate its presence. Fragmented, without artifice, the writing draws its strength from the sensoriality combined with the experience of the outside as a movement from the inside to the outside (and vice versa). His approach requires time, a time to fully live the artistic experience and free from everything superfluous, it lies in the accomplishment of a practice: immersive stays, daily walks, the simplification of his work tools and the quest for greater freedom to act. In his latest work Bruissement, he attempts to deconstruct the dichotomy between nature and culture, by offering a multiple, sensory and living approach, which reweaves relationships between humans and the rest of life.
Artistic proposals on the GR2013 during the European Capital of Culture. The year 2013 was the year of approval of the GR2013 but also of a series of projects to practice the metropolitan territory with the artists-walkers at the initiative of the trail as well as international guest artists.
The GR2013 is :
A 365 km long public space
Cultural facilities crossing 37 municipalities
1 territory of 3000 km2
100,000 visitors in 2013
On the occasion of the inauguration of the GR2013 trail, around ten artistic proposals took place from March to September 2013.
Metropolitan hikes for those involved in public planning
On the edge of the urban and territorial consultation organized by the Interministerial Mission for the Metropolitan Project, the GR2013 Guides Office offered teams to explore the territory for four days, along the metropolitan path: days walks punctuated by discussions and exchanges, meals facing the landscapes shared with the members of the teams but also with the interministerial mission, the elected officials, the participants in the worksites, the inhabitants.
The opportunity to showcase our knowledge prior to the project and pass on to the teams several years of metropolitan culture patiently developed over the course of the explorations carried out since 2011 as well as during the projects organized by the prefect Laurent Théry.
Beyond the gesture of hospitality by the invitation to embark on the largest metropolitan hiking project, it was the opportunity to accomplish the GR 2013 project which, from the beginning went beyond the strict cultural framework to be a instrument for reading the territory first and then for planning.
These 80 km of walk in the high places of the metropolis completed placing the themes of the landscape, the city-nature relationship, the spectacular dimension, at the heart of the consultation. Until a few years ago, these themes hardly existed in public discourse, nor on the scale of Marseille, and even less on that of the metropolis.
Revealing the high places of the metropolitan area by showing them through the menu, the ground, in all their historical dimensions, has forged a concrete bond with the teams, which explains their importance in their proposals.
“We especially remember, thanks to the metropolitan hikes, two characteristic aspects of the territory: its spectacular side, the great points of view that can be discovered while passing from one valley to another, but also its side“ live happily, live hidden ” which leads to improbable cohabitations between activity zones, river, micro beach… ”David Mangin, SEURA team
“Metropolitan hikes have really made it possible to make the planning temptation of the town planner obsolete, but to make him the bearer of stories about the territory.” Fabienne Boudon, Project Manager, LIN team
A one-year, 365 km walking trip through the 38 municipalities crossed by the GR2013.
Throughout 2013, every other Friday, CARAVAN brought together the architects of CAUE13 and the artists of GR2013 for a day’s walk. Mayors, elected officials, experts and inhabitants of the municipalities linked by the path. This trip was an opportunity to discover and invent a territory together.
The discussions and exchanges that animated the course now allow us to better understand its history and its geography, to read its landscapes, to discover how it is inhabited and to see its planning there. Through the story of this caravan, we learn to look at the places where we live with the desire to explore them in order to reinvest them.
This year of surveying, discovering and meeting has been recorded, step by step. In as many sound episodes – the visitor can browse the logbook of this exploration and begin with CARAVAN the inventory of the heritage of the municipalities, these districts of the “Provençal Hyper-Village”.
CARAVAN is a CAUE13 project, co-produced by Radio Grenouille, in partnership with Wildproject editions and the Cercle des Marcheurs.
Chronology of the main artistic and civic actions around the rediscovery of the stream
1994 – Launch of the Experimental Integrated Conservation Mission by Christine Breton within the City of Marseille.
2005 – First public walks during the European Heritage Days.
2008 – Launch of Urban Revelation Workshops around the river by ADDAP 13 (youth prevention).
2013 – Le Belvedere project by Ruedi Baur and Civic city, sustainability of heritage walks and release of Le Livre du Ruisseau as part of MP2013.
2016 – Creation, in the wake of the Urban Revelation Workshops, of the integration project of the Cascade des Aygalades led by I’APCAR (City of street arts).
2017 – The rise of the stream, artistic expedition offered by the GR2013 guides office.
2018 – Creation of a monthly meeting “Un dimanche aux Aygalades” by the Cité des arts de la rue, La Cité de l’Agriculture and the Bureau des guides du GR2013, articulating conferences around the river, farmers’ market, walks and artistic programming.
2019 – Creation of the Collectif des Gammares which organizes Operation Plastic Valley, the first collective action of the springs at the mouth of the stream.
2020 – Release of the first edition of La Gazette du Ruisseau by the Gammares collective.
The Bureau des guides proposes to take the time to bring together all the knowledge, residents and experts, in order to seek the true measure of the places, to recognize this piece of the territory and to share the story of these field surveys. After a first expedition in 2017 with IMBE as part of an order from Euromediterranée, the explorations gave rise to a series of events until the birth of a collective in 2019: Les Gammares. Bringing together associations and actors active along the stream, it wishes to take care of the Stream, promote better knowledge sharing, link initiatives and territories in the watershed, propose common actions.
Performances, concerts, exhibitions, readings, dance … Discover the program.
Walks and walks led by the department’s hiking clubs will be organized around the sites to reach or explore the places. Hikers will share their local knowledge and their stories here.
Moments of contemplation and discovery
Each 1001 Nights meeting will give rise to a collective and participatory moment during sunset. The public will receive the “Pléiades” (booklet of texts from the collection and the universe of the invited artists) and will be invited to participate in this reading moment imagined with the help of Radio Grenouille.
An invitation to inhabit the place
Thanks to the Caravanade designed by the Yes We Camp collective, each camp will offer a friendly and comfortable space. Small catering, refreshment bar or caravan-library depending on the location and artistic proposals.
Through the publication of a special issue newspaper imagined with the help of Ventilo and thanks to your participation because perhaps you too know metropolitan tales …