Conference

WATCH THE VISUAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

23 September 2021

02.00 PM - 05.30 PM

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(only in french)

The Rencontres d’Arles invites people working in the cultural, educational and social fields as well as anyone interested in visual education to come together around this year’s theme, “pictures as narrative”.

Almost since the dawn of humanity, pictures have been a fabulous means of expression and communication where the implicit rules of producing, spreading and receiving them, as well as their narrative precepts, change as the palette of creative tools expands. Over time, increasingly complex visual productions have appeared, now appealing to nearly all our senses.


PROGRAM
2 PM — 5:30 PM

THE ORIGINS OF GRAPHIC NARRATION & THE ANIMATED IMAGE
THE CASE OF PALEOLITHIC WALL PAINTINGS
By MARC AZÉMA
Paleontologist, associate researcher at Université Toulouse le Mirail & filmmaker.
Since the beginning, man has had an imagination. Man has dreamed. One day, the visions in his mind took shape in the real world. First he created the tool, then the image, changing his existence forever.

IMAGES  & AUDIO-DESCRIPTION
HOW CAN IMAGES BE TRANSLATED?
By MARIE GAUMY
Audio-describer.
Audio-description gives blind or sight-impaired people access to visual works through a recorded spoken text. It makes the invisible visible and the listener a player who imagines and creates.

MIGRATORY GARDENS 
PART OF THE EXHIBITION & PROJECT PROPOSED BY THE ENSP IN ARLES
By ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
Artist.
Migratory Gardens is a teaching project co-built with the artist and seven ENSP students. Based on an exchange of letters with around 100 Arles residents during the second lockdown in November 2020, Migratory Gardens is a poetic and political, visual and narrative reconstruction of imaginary spaces that inhabit memory, desire and experience.

DO YOU SPEAK PICSPEECH, THE NEW LANGUAGE OF GENERATIONS Y AND Z?
By THU TRINH-BOUVIER
Digital artist, member of the DataDada collective, digital communication expert.
Generation Z has invented a new way of talking about everyday life on social media where pictures play a pivotal role.

IMAGES TO BROWSE LIKE SO MANY SPACES TO VISUALIZE
By MATHIEU PRADAT
Author and filmmaker, in collaboration with Faire monde.
Virtual reality uses images in unprecedented ways. What is their nature? In particular, how does VR make way for a new or at least fresher approach to storytelling by situating the viewer as part of the story? What possibilities does it hold for the worlds of entertainment and learning?