Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Camille Reynaud

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Camille Reynaud is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. For the past two years, she has been living in Le Havre where she has been exploring other forms of writing as part of a master’s degree in creative writing. Two projects have thus emerged: a first autobiographical narrative based on the model of sociological investigation, by successively going back and forth between individual and collective through the multiplicity of narratives and life stories, and the crossing of various documentary sources – photographs, court records, medical reports, statistical data, testimonies and press articles; a text/image diptych at the intersection of Vivian Maier’s work with family photos and her own photographic practice.

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Chronicle by Camille Reynaud
26 September 2019

White dresses

Chronicle by Camille Reynaud

“Dresses are wed to a vision of the world”, writes historian Georges Vigarello in his book La Robe. Une histoire culturelle, Du Moyen Age à aujourd’hui (Seuil, 2018). From the corset to the mini-skirt by way of trousers, the evolution of feminine fashion throughout History illustrates the evolution in women’s rights: as women emancipate themselves socially, economically and politically, fabrics get lighter and cuts less restrictive, offering greater freedom of movement. Which is why artists regularly revisit the wedding dress, the clothing item most symbolic for social norms, to denounce what goes on beneath the hemline.

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