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Following the government decision announced at 7.30 pm on Saturday 14 March, we inform you that Le Fresnoy closed to the public at midnight on Saturday 14 March. Our entire exhibition and film programme is therefore cancelled. This closure remains effective until further notice.


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À main levée

image de l'oeuvre À main levée de  Pauline De Chalendar Pauline De Chalendar

De Pauline De Chalendar installation 2015

  • 2015 - Exhibition Panorama 17 au Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing de Tourcoing (FR)

À main levée (Freehand) questions the practice and temporality of drawing today. The installation sets up a dialogue between kinds of lines. Some were traced on a roll of paper during a solitary walk in the mountains, over a period of several days. Drawing becomes almost an act of resistance to time, which is forever accelerating. The others are three-dimensional. Placed at the end of the long frieze, two virtual reality headsets offer a view of a sketch in the process of being made, thanks to a sensor that picks up my actions in the air.

What is an incomplete image? Without a surface, does the word drawing even mean anything? The landscape of threads is inhabited by imperturbable antique figures whose mischievous lines manifest themselves, whisper and slip between our fingers.

“Drawing freehand, I take my line for a walk. Likewise the wayfarer, in his perambulations, lays a trail on the ground in the form of footprints, paths and tracks.” Tim Ingold, Lines: A Brief History, 2013.

Processus de création
  • INRIA Lille Nord- Europe
  • CNRS (CRIStAL UMR 9189 et IRCICA USR 3380)
  • SCV (Sciences et Cultures du Visuel) (Imaginarium/Tourcoing)
  • MINT Université de Lille

Oeuvres de Pauline De Chalendar produites par Le Fresnoy :

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