Récits entre amis
Récits entre amis is the response to the invitation of the exhibition series Philia, at »La Maison des Arts de Malakoff«, located south of Paris. We were kindly given carte blanche to create a publication. We chose to invite artists, curators, researchers, art critics and writers to participate and every contributor was responsible for one chapter.
Récits entre amis is a square box containing 15 chapters, each folded in a different way. The theme is narration: The aim was to develop the idea that the telling of an event, a story, or a work triggers fantasies and projections. Each chapter explores the fact that a story always goes through two filters: the interpretation and memory of the storyteller, and the imagination and projection of the person to whom the story is being told.
The graphic conception of Récits entre amis comes from the idea of moving away from the usual way of reading a book in three respects. The first is that the order of chapters in the box is random.The second lies in the form: the square differs from the usual rectangle which implies a choice between portrait and landscape. The third respect is that each folding pattern is adapted to its chapter, thus putting an end to the conformist way of reading from left to right and from top to bottom. The narrative structure of each chapter goes along with a second and complementary narrative structure which becomes apparent during the unfolding.
Récits entre amis has been published by Lison Noël with the support of the associations Big Machine Inc. and 23 45 23.