New collective project
In relay stages, handing the baton from one to another, the Tendance Floue photographers and their guests will cross France on foot. Each person has freely chosen an itinerary. Taking sunken lanes or tarmac roads, following straight lines or winding curves, the only constraint for the walker-photographers is time: to arrive on time at the agreed meeting point for the next photographer to take over. These solitary journeyings, a pretext for photography, form a sum of steps and collective images and trace a shared path that will gradually take its final form in six months’ time when the last person reaches a destination.
Through these journeys Tendance Floue wants to enjoy the paradoxical experience of freedom and the constraint of walking. The slowing down of time, the effects of the weather and exhaustion of the body alter the relationship with places that are passed, landscapes discovered and the encounters made possible by this slowness of movement. The dizziness of freedom, the light-headedness of this rare opportunity for time for oneself and for other people, the unaccustomed intensity of one’s gaze on one’s surroundings are equally transforming.
On the way, the photographers enjoy the chance to invite a few guests – an ornithologist, a poet, an anthropologist, a painter, a historian – to accompany them for part of the way and talk together, one step at a time.
Departure on March 1st 2017!
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Design : Justine Fournier