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Generatives Practices – Ghostmarkets, Julie Ramage

Generatives Practices – Ghostmarkets, Julie Ramage

For one of the broadcasts of the programme “Where to start?”, the Relais Culture Europe has been looking for artists, researchers and pedagogues who develop a reflection around the notion of generative practices. This programme wishes to explore how to do things but in the poetic sense of a poiesis, in the sense of a process that is realised itself in action, through the making of things and practices that are socially engaged, through the generative aspects of creation and co-creation.

The Relais Culture Europe has met Julie Ramage, artist in residence at the Cité internationale des arts, and her project Ghostmarkets, and took part in the exhibition held in Bétonsalon from 11 to 12 September 2020.

Cover picture: © Céline Lanfranco

Ghostmarkets

Ghostmarkets was born out of a research-cre­ation pro­ject that began in prison in September 2019. Taking as a starting point the ban on cur­rency in the prison space, economists, anthro­pol­o­gists, archae­ol­o­gists and chore­og­ra­phers were then invited to col­lab­o­rate with a working group set up inside the prison walls.

The research quickly evolved towards the way in which exchanges influ­ence the rela­­tion­­ships between bodies: trust or dis­­trust, provo­­ca­­tion or com­­plicity mark the prison chore­o­gra­­phies. The par­tic­i­­pants pro­­pose the cre­a­tion of a “cur­rency of esteem” made of sugar and con­crete, whose face value is indexed to the greeting rituals of deten­­tion; it guar­an­­tees, when entrusted to a peer, loy­alty and assis­­tance in all sit­u­a­­tions.

Following the inter­rup­tion of the pro­ject in March 2020, the idea was born to create a “ghost film” from the prepara­tory doc­u­ments of the aborted shooting: a living archive deploying the dia­logue out­side the walls, to place it in the con­text of the eco­nomic and health crisis we are going through.
Radio Commons is part­nering with artist Julie Ramage to offer a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of this work during an after­noon of radio dis­cus­sions and read­ings.

Project man­age­ment and per­for­mance: Julie Ramage
Installation: Julie Ramage, Marina Ledrein, Jean-Pierre Aubry

With: Mouhad.S., JDH, Younès, Kapo, J-Marie Koeta, Habib, Silva, Ben, Christophe, Brali, Sparafucile, Youssef Rhnima, Philippe T., Ilich, John Dow, Olivier Royer-Perez, Melchior Simioni, David Rabouin, Sonia Manseri, Nadeera Rajapakse, Alice Mulliez, Van-Kim Tran, Laurence Mongin, Christophe Ramage

Pictures of the slideshow: © Julie Ramage

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