Mémoire usine Belin

Visite d'atelier, mémoire de l'usine belin / Château-Thierry

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  • Cléa Coudsi and Eric Herbin, in residence for two years to research and create around the memory of the Belin factory, have made SILO U1 their studio.

    Working for over 6 months in contact with former workers to collect stories, images and archives, and to understand the essence of this factory, they invite you to discover the first elements of this territorial investigation. You'll find archives and portraits, as well as the first creative elements created by these two Lille-based...
    Cléa Coudsi and Eric Herbin, in residence for two years to research and create around the memory of the Belin factory, have made SILO U1 their studio.

    Working for over 6 months in contact with former workers to collect stories, images and archives, and to understand the essence of this factory, they invite you to discover the first elements of this territorial investigation. You'll find archives and portraits, as well as the first creative elements created by these two Lille-based artists.

    Also on display is the fruit of mediation work with two classes from Les Filoirs elementary school.

    Former and current workers at the Biscuiterie are also invited to come and meet us, to make their contribution to this story, which will be written over a two-year period, culminating in a major exhibition in 2025.

    "On several occasions during our visits to former industrial sites, we had the same feeling: as if the silence was becoming thicker and thicker, and as if, in this thickness which is at the same time light matter, a rumor was growing. And every time we paid attention to this rumor, we related it to the nature of the site, i.e. to the fact that the space we were passing through was impregnated with stories, memories, signs and traces, in the manner of certain libraries or study centers where archives are kept. Ever since we began our residency and met with former workers who had worked in the old U1 factory, we have been immersing ourselves in "lost moments", as Marie-José, who was a packer for over 40 years, so aptly called them. We collect sighs, smells, gestures, tastes, dreams..."

    Clea Coudsi and Eric Herbin


    > "Workshop visit, memory of the Belin factory"

    Free admission from June 22 to July 27
    Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 2 - 5.30pm

    > Artists' workshop

    Free, all audiences
    Wednesday, July 3 from 3 pm to 5:30 pm

    A residency supported by the French Ministry of Culture (DRAC Hauts-de-France)
  • Rates
  • Free
Schedules
Schedules
  • From June 22, 2024 until July 27, 2024
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