In partnership with RUBIKA, Etablissement d’enseignement supérieur à Valenciennes
“LES EXPERIENCES DIGITALES” (LED) is a transversal project developed as part of the RUBIKA educational curriculum designed and proposed by Gilles Coudert and Tristan Alexandre.
His research problem is focused on the question of experience and creation in connection with a sector of activity or a theme (environment, health, medicine, cinema, documentary, art, architecture, urban planning, design, transport, culture. , tourism, economy etc…).
Each year an artist is associated with the project around a theme chosen in consultation with the teaching team. This transdisciplinary project involves a team made up of students from the three fields.
A meeting schedule with the artist is proposed each year in order to promote the regular monitoring of the project. A meeting between the guest and the students involved in the transversal project takes place at the start of the school year.
The projects and approaches presented by the guests constitute a basis for reflection for the students who can bounce back by working more specifically on one or another aspect by associating themselves with one of the actions already underway with the participating artists, by broadening the problem to other cases. The development of usable documents (writings, photos, films) and disseminable (editions, screenings, website) produced by RUBIKA students as part of the research workshop give rise to the development, in collaboration with Tristan Alexandre , artistic project manager at RUBIKA, of a website dedicated to the project in dialogue with a paper edition eventually co-published by RUBIKA and APRES. The book and website are meant to be connected. The dialogue established between the different media and their specificities are used to best develop and transmit the research at work in this workshop.
See RUBIKA’s website
See Les expériences digitales’s website
Atelier de Recherche et de Création (Research and Creation Workshop)In partnership with Avignon Art School
MÉMOIRE À L’ŒUVRE (MAO), designed and proposed by Gilles Coudert and coordinated by Véronique Mori, teacher at ESAA, is a collaborative project within the framework of Semantic Workshop 1 “Media variables”. His research problematic is focused on the question of the document and the implementation of an active memory around contemporary works of art, questioning, from the creation process, the conditions of conservation, restoration and transmission of the ‘artwork. Four sessions were offered in 2010, four sessions in 2011, two sessions in 2012 and two in sessions in 2013, each addressing a different issue.
Each session is initiated by a conference, open to the public, by a guest personality (artist, but also architect, filmmaker, writer, curator, etc.) who, through the presentation of concrete examples and the sharing of his experience, initiates the debate around the issue addressed. A more specific meeting between the guest and the students involved in the research workshop deepens the theme. These presentations are filmed and then analyzed retrospectively as part of the workshop with the team of students and teachers concerned and relayed by the screening of numerous films about the projects studied.
The audiovisual tool is closely associated in the stages of analysis and reflection but also in the process of developing documents (recording, screening, editing, editing). The projects and approaches presented by the guests constitute a basis for reflection for the students who can bounce back by working more specifically on one or another aspect – either by joining one of the actions already underway with the participating artists, or by expanding the problem to other cases. All of the interventions and research ultimately constitute an exemplary body of work around practices concerning the conservation, restoration and transmission of contemporary art. The development of usable documents (writings, photos, films) and distributable (editions, screenings, website) is at the heart of the research workshop and gives rise to the development of a website dedicated to the project as well. than a digital edition, which will be co-edited by the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon and after Editions. The dialogue established between the different media and their specificity is used to best develop and transmit the research at work in this workshop.
See Mémoire à l’œuvre’s website
See the book
The estació project was born in 1999 at the initiative of Betty Bui, visual artist whose maternal family comes from the village of Benifallet (Catalonia-Spain), and Gilles Coudert, author-director of films on contemporary art and architecture. Resulting from a dialogue with the inhabitants of the village and its representatives, the estació is an artistic experience resonating with the village and the local context. The various actors of this event reinvent, through plastic proposals, new dynamic relationships with the environment and, more precisely, with the rural world, the landscape and nature.
In consultation with the town hall of Benifallet, the estació asserts its role of adviser and actor with the village through the implementation of successive projects. At each stage of the projects (urban interventions and events), the inhabitants of Benifallet and the various groups and organizations of the village (associations, school, cooperative, town hall, etc.) are involved in the creation process through conferences, meetings, workshops, school activities, etc. Each year, students of various nationalities actively participate in the realization of the projects. A residency in stages allows creators to better understand the specific situation of Benifallet and to work in a permanent dialogue with its inhabitants.
See estació’s website
See the books