Julie Hascoët

Julie Hascoët is a young visual artist born in France. She graduated from l’Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie (ENSP – Arles) in 2012 after studying Visual Arts. Her work questions the notions of territory, architecture, entropy, and she extends the practice of photography to a more general research on installation, printed matter and self-publishing. Her work has been shown on photo & publishing-related festivals (La Gacilly Photo Festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Tbilisi Book Days, etc.), in solo shows, web and printed publications. She is member of Hans Lucas photo agency. Besides her artistic practice, she is also founder of Zines of the Zone, a traveling collection of self-published zines & books photo-related.

Her main project Murs de l’Atlantique is a photographic installation which draws a panorama of the Breton territory and suggests a visual dialogue between two specific phenomena: 1. The remains of the Atlantic Wall (blockhaus, bunkers) that mark the landscape in a heavy and permanent way / 2. The ‘free parties’ which act like Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ), appearing spontaneously to disappear immediately, and invite techno music lovers to gather each weekend for a party in a place kept secret until the last moment. These are two ways of occupying the same territory. Two phenomena with apparently nothing in common, but yet deal with the same notions of architecture (one permanent, the other, nomadic and spontaneous), closure (walls of concrete, walls of sound), of cartography and resistance. This is a work that questions how to occupy a space and that offers, at the same time, a poetic walk in the isolated, interstitial and open areas that shape the Breton landscape.