“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 appear 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 closure (walls of concrete, of sound), of mapping, and of resistance (to time, to the enemy). 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.
All images ©Julie Hascoët