Chaleur humaine (EN)

Triennale Art & Industrie 2023

  • Edited by Camille Richert, Anna Colin
  • Binding Saddle stitch paperback
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 100
  • Language English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836653843
  • Price € 20,00  € 19,00
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This book accompanies the second edition of the Art & Industry Triennial - Chaleur humaine (10 June 2023 — 14 January 2024), produced by the Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France and the Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine (LAAC) in Dunkirk. Its objective: connecting the history of art to forms of energy since 1972.
Edited by Camille Richert, with Anna Colin, the Triennial curators, and encompassing a series of essays by social science scholars, the exhibition catalogue touches on and problematises notions of progress, resources, consumption and productivity. It further highlights the ways in which artists, through their perceptive accounts, have examined these subjects, making new forms or functions of energy emerge.
A chronology set in the middle of the catalogue lays out some of the successive milestones of this intertwined history. In addition, a conversation between the curators and some of the artists exhibiting in the Triennial provides some keys to understanding the current debates around the theme of energy.


Jean-Baptiste Tivolle, Patrice Vergriete

Keren Detton & Sophie Warlop

Chaleur humaine
Anna Colin & Camille Richert

At the origins of progress
François Jarrige

Beating time: the interplay between accelerating and suspending productivity
Sophie Cras

Chronology of energy and the arts
Camille Richert, with Anna Colin & Henriette Gillerot

Neither product nor finished: the disturbing art of making things last
Jérôme Denis & David Pontille

Interplanetary speculations
Harriet Hawkins

Energy in practice
Interview of curators with Mercedes Azpilicueta, Tiphaine Calmettes, Rob Crosse, Suzanne Husky & Simone Prouvé

List of works