In residence !

by Cairn Centre Art in Non classé

The bridges that punctuate the Haute-Bléone are as many stopping points, observatories to capture the landscape variations along the river… Here the Mousteiret bridge near the Brusquet and details of the Marcoux bridge.


In the particular context of the year 2020 and in support of contemporary creation, the art centre has launched an exceptional residency program to welcome three artists for a three-week residency.


From 13 July to 2 August, the CAIRN invites Amandine Maria for a mapping project centred around the Bléone, affluent of the Durance, a river which rises at the foot of the Tête de l’Estrop (2,961 m) and the Trois-Evêchés (2,819 m) and which flows between the two communes of Château-Arnoux Saint-Auban and Les Mées, at an altitude of 408 metres.

Amandine Maria lives and works in Vitrolles. Artist and landscape designer, she graduated from a Master II in arts in Aix-en-Provence (2007) and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles (2011). Her Master’s thesis focuses on the figure of the artist gardener, which she continues to summon by carrying out various cultural projects around the garden. Interested in the links between landscape and contemporary art, she created the association Topothymie.Her double training allows her to develop an approach that is both sensitive and technical. Cartography, at the heart of her approach, is seen as a means of transcribing lived experiences. His “walking maps” mix the aerial point of view and the point of view of the person who lives an experience in time and landscape. By revealing the full potential of the places experienced by their inhabitants, the maps poetically express the landscape and sociological stakes of a territory. While several organizations in charge of the environment and urban planning have work with her, Amandine Maria is simultaneously conducting purely artistic research and exhibiting in numerous events and contemporary art galleries (such as the Fernand Léger art center in Port de Bouc in 2019, the Camargo Foundation in Cassis and the Vieille Charité in Marseille in 2018, etc.).

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