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Samuel Lecocq * 1992 in Bruxelles, lives in Bruxelles

Samuel Lecocq (*1992) lives and works in Brussels. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, specializing in the lnformation/Fiction module at HEAD-Genève in 2015. He received his Master’s Degree in 2017.

Similar to Bruno Serralongue’s work, in his practice Samuel Lecocq questions the limits of documentary photography.

Fragility and Obsolescence: In September 2016, a prevention, insertion and citizenship centre or CIPC opened its doors. This was France [...]

Samuel Lecocq (*1992) lives and works in Brussels. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, specializing in the lnformation/Fiction module at HEAD-Genève in 2015. He received his Master’s Degree in 2017.

Similar to Bruno Serralongue’s work, in his practice Samuel Lecocq questions the limits of documentary photography.

Fragility and Obsolescence: In September 2016, a prevention, insertion and citizenship centre or CIPC opened its doors. This was France’s first deradicalization centre. Its means, organization and existence have been constantly questioned and challenged. Access to the centre is restricted, the perimeter is under tight security, and it is not open to journalists, even less so to artists. This video is the account of an attempt to apprehend the centre. The implementation of a narrative strategy.

In an attempt to generate a representation of this physical, aesthetic and philosophical territory, Marie-Jose Mondzain, in her essay ‘Confiscation’ offers a re-appropriation of the divisive term: ‘Deradicalization’. Once it has been removed from its reductive definition (the reversal of an extremist belief), it becomes the means to revealing fragility and obsolescence in real life. It is from this conceptual premise that this video has been organized, shot and produced.

 

A Futuristic Setup

‘This is a gaze that does not turn its back on tradition, but one which inscribes the future in its approach, where roots, man and a prospective vision all co-exist […]  The future without breaking the scale of man.’

Denis Laming, neo-futuristic architect, interview conducted on 23 March 2016 in Paris.

These photographs were taken at Futuroscope (Poitiers, France) between November 2015 and February 2016.

 

 

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