“The In Living Memory (ILM) 01 project was started in 2014 by Lieux Fictifs,Â with the support of the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. ItÂ gathers 4 non-formal artistic education operators (Lieux Fictifs, France,Â transFORMAS, Spain; cooperativa sociale e.s.t.i.a, Italy; PhotoART Centrum,Â Slovakia), a University (Westerdals, Norway), other associated universitiesÂ (Aix-Marseille University and the International University of LanguagesÂ and Media of Milan) and 3 archives holder structures (INA, France;Â Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, Italy; IMMR-CIMIR, Catalonia). This projectÂ is the extension of exchanges developed for several years between theÂ various partners.
It aims to establishÂ an innovative and creative learning process, based onÂ the creation of collaborative artworks made with inmates and free learnersÂ (teenagers, seniors citizens and students), using archive footage from differentÂ countries, and different sources (televisual, film and amateur archives)Â that could privilege the development of an intercultural dialogue betweenÂ these participants. This project explores the possibilities of individual andÂ collective appropriations of archive images through their transformation.Â It also aims, from the experimentation of different methodologies duringÂ workshops between artists and participants, to create methodologicalÂ tools to allow their future dissemination. Researchers are associated to thisÂ process,Â to bring theoretical and practical views closer within these tools.
On a local level, several artistic processes have been developed in partnerÂ countries with inmates, free teenagers, seniors, adults and/or students,Â around the creation of multidisciplinary artworks using archive images.Â Some common work sessions between inmates and free learners tookÂ place inside the prisons. European workshops involving artists, archivistsÂ and trainers took place to experiment learning methodologies aroundÂ archives with different European participants, and to exchange practicesÂ with their counterparts.”
Â -Sophie Dominique