As part of the exhibition Altered States by Berger&Berger and the publication of Le globe blanc ou les évidences trompeuses by Bertrand Westphal, Rosascape hosted an event with Bertrand Westphal, Laurent P. Berger and Cyrile Berger to discuss their respective projects.
Moderated by Alexandra Baudelot.
Le globe blanc ou les évidences trompeuses, a text written by Bertrand Westphal for the exhibition Altered States by Berger&Berger, echoes the latter's piece, titled Astre Blanc.
Astre blanc is globe which, unlike the world map with its two distinct hemispheres, represents a united planet without hierarchies or reference points. The text, published in booklet form by Rosascape, offers a free interpretation on the possible representation of a world emptied of its colours and thus of its cultural, historical and geographical reference points. This text, and Bertrand Westphal's most recent work Le monde possible - Espace, lieu, carte (published by the Éditions de Minuit), provide the starting points for a reflection on Beger&Berger's project and Bertrand Westphal's work on spatial and territorial representation, as well as the relationships these representations entertain with reality and fiction.
Listen to the conference or download the MP3 file: