Seminar "video of first times" : Patrick Prado
Research seminar organized by Hélène Fleckinger
16 June 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The last session of the 2013-2014 seminar "video of first times" will be dedicated to the director Patrick Prado. Founder of Super 8 Torr e benn in Brittany and APIC in Paris with Jean-Louis Le Tacon, he took part in several workers and farmers movements in Brittany, especially during the "guerre du lait" in 1972.
Thanks to a camera and a black and white VCR bought by Simone Signoret and Yves Montand, he experienced very early militant video practices, and introduces Carole and Paul Roussopoulos to these practices. Video art pioneer since the mid-1970s, he took part in the group Composite created by Jean-Louis Le Tacon (one of the first "video maker" group) which contributed to the creation of the Grand Canal Video association in 1983, an active organization of production and diffusion until the early 2000’s.
Patrick Prado personally used audiovisual misinformation, social investigation and video art at the same time. This session will invite him to tell his career in the presence of other video pioneers who shared the same committments. It will also be about questioning militant images and the progressive move towards autonomous and collective artistic practices between 1968 and 1983.