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The Author : Zoé Cosson

Biography

In 2012, Zoé Cosson joins the Reims Higher School of Art and Design where she develops a hybrid practice between experimental video, documentary and writing. Her works explore the ways of how the environment evolves on particular and circumscribed territories and facing that, the movements likely to shape them. After obtaining her DNSEP in 2018, her video Salle d’attente is exhibited at the FRAC Champagne-Ardennes. The same year, she joins the Creative writing Master of The Havre-Rouen Higher School of Art and Design where she works on a non-fictional novel based on iconographic archives, memories and interviews of the people in a village based in a valley of Ariège. An extract of this non-fictional novel is published in the Artichaut review of 2019. At the same time, she continues to collaborate with young artists, in particular with Firs Laid which publishes the story of her encounter with the Paris Center for Cosmological Physics astrophysicists in order to accompany the exhibition Ce qui ne tourne pas, tombe.

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The Seed War

Along with the article Sowing hope, Switch (on Paper) wanted to share a French documentary, written and directed by Stenka Quillet and Clément Montfort, two French journalists that investigated in 2014 on the strategy of a few industrial giants in their attempt to gain total control on agricultural seeds. A still hot topic.

Le film

The dedicated facebook page (available in french)
La Guerre des graines, 2014
Auteurs-réalisateurs
Clément Montfort, Stenka Quillet
Producteur
John Paul Lepers
Image
Joseph Haley, Clément Montfort
Son
Robin Aramburu, François Brey, Matthieu Daude
Montage
Thomas Courcelle
Musique originale
Thibault Pomares
Production-diffusion
ON Y VA ! media
Participation
CNC, Nova Spot, TV5 Monde

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Chronicle by Zoé Cosson
Frozen Songs
04 September 2020

Sowing Hope

Chronicle by Zoé Cosson
Frozen Songs

The association of several countries, foundations and companies to create a seed bank, The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, also dubbed the “Noah’s Ark” of plant diversity, inspired Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen to create Frozen Songs. A tormented piece about what may possibly be the most crucial topic of our time: the survival of our species.

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