Edition 2022

La Maison des projets, Port-de-Bouc



Closed on 2 September 2022
In I am folding the land (France, Lebanon, 2022), Catherine Cattaruzza considers her relationship to upheavals in the world, with Lebanon as their epicenter. Through the course that led her along the three major seismic faults in the country, she presents a translation of these landscapes. Her work is rooted in land, tracks, identity, and memory. She explores the political and poetic dimensions of the landscape, what it tells us about the world, the transformations of physical space, and the thought uniting visible and invisible. Lebanon’s permanent instability induced the artist to work with expired film starting in 1992. This was a critical year which, at the end of the civil war begun in 1975, witnessed the establishment of the political, economic and social system that led to the eventual collapse of the State. The film’s degradation highlights the intangible, the uncontainable, powerful conceptual axes that participate in the shift and erasure of these landscapes and describes their liminal status.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture