Memories and modern creations
“Et si l’horizon qui limite ma vue
“And if the horizon that limits my view
n’avait en ses flancs les premiers de mon sang,
Had in his side the first of my blood,
si j’oubliais que ce termes florissant
If I forgot that this flourishing terms
garde les tombeaux dont ma race est issue,
Guard the tombs from which my race came,
j’aurais déjà pris ma place dans la barque
I would have already taken my place in the boat
qui mène au delà-des fleuves et des mers
Which leads past rivers and seas
pour ne plus cueillir que des fruits moins amers
To pick only less bitter fruits
avant que fût consommé le jeu des Parques !
Before the game of the Fates was consummated!
Et j’aurais connu, comme vous des matins
And I would have known, as you in the morning
parés chaque jour des fleurs d’une autre terre ;
Adorned every day with flowers from another land;
battant l’océan d’un nouvel hémisphère,
Beating the ocean of a new hemisphere,
mon rêve aurait fait quels somptueux butins !”
My dream would have made sumptuous booty! “
JEAN JOSEPH RABEARIVELO
Extract of Songs for Abéone (3)
MEMORY OF AN ISLAND
Bearer of memory, the Malagasy heritage, preserved in museums around the world, is very little known. This project decides to study it and propose it as a source of creation. Thus students from Madagascar, knowledge bearers and creators will develop the universal knowledge related to these objects. This project accompanies the reconstruction of the National Museum of Madagascar, a large part of which disappeared in 1995.
The students of Madagascar document the objects of Malagasy material culture, during missions in the public collections of European and North American museums. They reconstruct the history of this heritage, its arrival and its journey in the museums, with the persons in charge of these collections.
UPDATE, KEEP, TRANSMIT
The students question the current meaning of these collections to knowledge holders in Madagascar. They become, in their memory, the bearers of a knowledge of which they mediate themselves, through meetings and public screenings in Madagascar.
THE MADAGASCAR’S HERITAGE IN THE WORLD
In France, at Paris, Toulouse, Lyon, Vichy, Grenoble, Le Havre, Besançon, Roubaix, Rochefort, Angoulême, Bordeaux, Colmar, Mulhouse and Pithiviers. In Switzerland at Basel, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Bern and Lausanne. In Italy at Rome. In Germany at Stuttgart, Hannover and Berlin. In Netherlands at Amsterdam. In Great Britain at London and Oxford. In Norway in Bergen. In Sweden at Gothenburg and Stockholm. In the USA at Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Salem and Washington.
Painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, dancers, authors, fashion designers are invited to tap into the source of this memory. It becomes the possible support of their inspiration, reflection and creation.
Workshops are organized inviting the creators to imagine, invent and create.
Collection of memory and contemporary creation give to Madagascar, in and outside of the island, exhibitions, performances, concerts, new forms.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS IN MADAGASCAR
- Institute of Civilizations Museum of Art and Archeology (ICMAA)
- Andiafavaratra Museum, former residence of Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony
- Center of Art and Archeology (CAA)
- Museum of the Botanical and Zoological Park of Tsimbazaza (PBZT)
- Theater of Greenery of Antsahamanitra Space Analamitso of Analamahisty French Institute of Madagascar (IFM) – former Cultural Center Albert Camus (IFM)
- American Cultural Center Germano Malgashy Center (CGM)
- Alliance Française of Tananarive (AFT)
And in the island of Majunga, Tulear, Fianarantsoa, Antsirabe, Diego Suarez
PLACES OF EVENTS IN THE WORLD
- The Showroom galerie 7, LYON
- The partner museums
- The participating museums
PALACE OF THE QUEEN’S TEXTILES
STUDY & RETURN
The launching stage of this heritage and contemporary creation project is materialized by the reissue of the missing textile collections of the Queen’s Palace in Madagascar.
It involves :
The production of the catalog raisonné and documented textiles disappeared from unpublished archives.
The re-profiling of these textiles in Madagascar and the transfer of the know-how that are linked to them.
The creation of new textiles inspired by this collection.
The international exhibition in Madagascar and in the world of recreated pieces.
THE CONTEMPORARY MEMORY AND CREATION PROJECT IN MADAGASCAR IS FURNISHED BY THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURES, EXPERIENCED IN THE
MANAGEMENT PROJECT &
The aim of the international association HS_Projets, born in 2008, is to promote the exchange of ideas, know-how and experiences on issues related to heritage, contemporary creation and cultural dynamics outside Europe, Mobility by stimulating the circulation of heritage objects, artists, creators, professionals and non-European researchers in the textile sector.
It co-produces the FITE, International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles with the Bargoin Museum, the City of Clermont-Ferrand and Clermont Auvergne Métropole
Foundation of Extraordinary Textiles
The association HS_Projets to support the development of its international actions creates a sheltered foundation under the auspices of the Bullukian Foundation, recognized as a public utility in Lyon. The Foundation of Textiles Extra Ordinary inscribes in its statutes the support of the Madagascar creation project, the International Festival of Extra Ordinary Textiles and a creative school in the Philippines. Composed of 12 founders, she wants to be open to the world.
THE SHOWROOM GALLERY 7
The showroom Galerie 7 is a place of exhibition and textile encounters located in Lyon, in the heart of the district of the antique dealers and the art gallery. Since 2014, it is a programming oriented contemporary art and ancient arts essentially textile.
• Joel Andriananomearisoa, visual artist, Paris, Antananarivo • Pierro Men, photographer, Fianarantsoa • Jean Luc Raharimanana, author, Indre-et-Loire • Tao Ravao, musician, Paris, Antananarivo • University of Antananarivo, Department of Cultural Studies Of Art and Archeology, Madagascar – Mr Rafolo Andrianaivoarivony • Institute of Civilizations / Museum of Art and Archeology of the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar – Mrs Chantal Radimilahy • Inalco, Paris – Claude Allibert Malagasy culture • Museum of the Malagasy Academy • Bargoin Museum, Clermont-Ferrand, France • Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France • Museum of Ethnography of Geneva, Switzerland • Participating museums • Embassy Of France in Madagascar • Embassy of Madagascar in France • UNESCO