Fernand Deligny: In search of lost images
- Marlon Miguel
- Wednesday 23 March 2016
2311 BD Leiden
Fernand Deligny: In Search of Lost Images
In this talk, Marlon Miguel (Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis) discusses the work of the controversial French theorist, communist, cartographer, dissident, filmmaker and pedagogue Fernand Deligny (1913-1996). Since his Works were published in 2007, a rediscovery of this author and his work is taking place. During more than fifty years Deligny worked with children and young people living in the fringes of the society, individuals considered socially maladjusted by the medical, social and juridical institutions. After 1967, Deligny and others settled in Cevennes, where they created a network of living places for mute autistic children. Without aiming to establish a therapeutic or rehabilitative milieu, they developed a method for communal living, having clinical, aesthetic and anthropologic dimensions. In this presentation Miguel offers a general reconstitution of Deligny’s multiple practical experiences, with in particular a brief analysis of one aspect of Deligny’s work: i.e. the shooting of films and his theory of image, and its specific role in therapy and the common life with the autistic children.
Dr. Marlon Miguel defended his thesis on Fernand Deligny earlier this year at Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, where he teaches at the Fine Arts Departement. He organized the archives of Fernand Deligny for the IMEC: Institut Mémoires de l'édition contemporaine.
This talk is part of the NICA lecture series in Media, Art, and Politics, organized by Pepita Hesselberth, Yasco Horsman, and Tingting Hui.