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Charles Delcourt – Isle of Eigg
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Charles Delcourt – Isle of Eigg

by Light Motiv

36,00

Eigg is part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago. In 1997, the inhabitants bought back their land together from the Lord who owned it. June 12 was declared Independence Day on this territory of 35 square kilometers, where about forty families now live, all concerned with the governance and fate of the island. Since 2007, the island is in complete autonomy thanks to sustainable resources (hydroelectric, wind and solar). This autonomous territory emerges as a utopian skiff in the world of shared information, a skiff in motion at a time of growing climate concerns. The island of Eigg offers a possibility, a solid local alternative in a drifting world that is simultaneously looking for the lost paradise and the future path.
When he landed on Eigg in 2015, Charles Delcourt felt a kind of love at first sight, like a call. Both for the magnificent landscapes of this Scottish island but also and above all for the way of life, rough and committed that the inhabitants develop. During his regular stays on the island, he discovered and documented their way of life.
The book is conceived as a gradual acclimatization to the nature of the island, a gradual increase in the surprise and variety of both the landscapes and the inhabitants. It leads the reader to discover a different way of living collectively.

SKU: FIS-BOK-099 Category:
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Publisher: Light Motiv
Format: 21 x 26 cm
Pages: 160
Languages: English, French
Hardcover, glued square back, sewn

Additional information

Dimensions 21 × 26 cm

Light Motiv

Les Editions Light Motiv s’appuient avant tout sur une ligne artistique qui conjugue la mémoire et l’action. Il s’agit de créer des livres qui affrontent le réel au moment d’une transformation sociale, urbaine, naturelle… tout en combinant de manière harmonieuse et pertinente l’écrit et le visuel, les mots et les images, le littéraire et le pictural.
Dans chaque projet, entre les pages de chaque ouvrage, des questions se posent, s’imposent, et s’entremêlent.

Que se passe-t-il ? Peut-on le saisir, le comprendre ? Doit-on s’y adapter ou faire face ?

Le projet éditorial de Light Motiv est d’amener, grâce à la construction du livre et de sa mise en page, les photographies et les textes au même plan de lecture. Rechercher le rythme, l’accord entre ces deux langages qui va épouser le récit documentaire ou intime, la fiction dans les fractures du réel, ou bien encore la recherche sociologique, la découverte artistique…

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