Céline Ahond talks about the issues involved in displacing performance towards exhibition and the way this can kindle a desire to write.
Fuelled by spells of walking, reconnoitring and encounters, Ahond's work is a blend of collaborative ventures, engagement with the urban, mental images, and narratives. Much appreciated for her performance-lectures involving narratives of all kinds, printed and projected images, video systems and presentations of objects, at La Ferme du Buisson she is offering her first major exhibition in the form of a book designed in association with a graphic artist.
This fifth number of Digressions finds Céline Ahond returning to her driving obsessions – presence, dexterity, movement, interpersonal encounters – and the challenges posed by the composition of an exhibition. Her conversation with Julie Pellegrin leads to fragmentary considerations of writing as such with Anne Kawala, Sophie Lapalu, Elodie Petit and Lidwine Prolonge.
Initiated by La Ferme du Buisson in association with Captures Éditions, Digressions parallels the Art Centre programme. Through the fresh light of group discussion the series clarifies the thinking, criteria, methods and, sometimes, serendipity that fuel a creative working process.
authors Céline Ahond / Julie Pellegrin. With Anne Kawala, Sophie Lapalu, Elodie Petit and Lidwine Prolonge
publisher Captures éditions / Ferme du Buisson
general editor Valérie Cudel in association with Julie Pellegrin
editorial coordination Céline Bertin
graphic design Claire Moreux
copyeditor Sophie Streefkerk
english translation Kate McCrickard
publication date 2018
languages French / English
format 21,5 x 13,5 cm + postcard
price 6 €
printing Imprimerie Simon, Ornans (France)
distribution Les presses du réel