Jérôme Magail Anthropologist and research fellow at the Musée d'Anthropologie Préhistorique de Monaco.

05.01.2014 • 16H00 / Talk - Villa Paloma

Loïc Le Groumellec
Ecritures, 2012

Based on works presented in the exhibition Promenades d’Amateurs, especially those of Loïc le Groumellec, Jérôme Magail will discuss the gaphical logic that links past and present representations. When specialists of prehistoric art study animal representations that were drawn in grottos 35 000 years ago, they are at first stunned by their quality of elaboration and then ask themselves what impact such an invention could have. What if these first traces were the birth of a tool stronger than those made of stone? A tool that was about to irreversibly commit mankind to narration, abstraction, writing and computer-science coding. 

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