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Photographiez, participez ! Cadrage du regard et pratiques photographiques du public au fil des mutations du Grand Palais

Abstract : In recent years, digital cameras and smartphones have metamorphosed the relationship the relationship to the exhibition through photographic practice. Museums often seem to be caught between the need to take these practices into account, or even to stimulate them, and the need to discipline the visitor's body and behaviour by imposing strong limits on the practice. In order to study these photographic practices in their zones of tension between institutional injunctions, sociotechnical frameworks, industrial issues and representations, we have combined several epistemological (anthropology of communication, political economy of communication, museology, semiotics) and methodological approaches (discourse analysis, ethnographic survey through interviews and observations). Our research field has been deployed at the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, around four exhibitions: Seydou Keïta (2016); Empires (2016); Rodin. L’exposition du centenaire (2017); Joyaux de la Collection Al Thani (2017). This PhD thesis analyzes the change in the positioning of the institution in relation to the photographic act, which is materially reflected in the design of sociotechnical and scenographic devices and in discourses. In 2018, the Nouveau Grand Palais project for the development and restoration of the site was unveiled. In this research, we are interested in the role that photography, and more broadly strategies for orienting the visitor's gaze, has played in this major economic, functional, identity and spatial reconfiguration of the Grand Palais.
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Sébastien Appiotti. Photographiez, participez ! Cadrage du regard et pratiques photographiques du public au fil des mutations du Grand Palais. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint Denis, 2020. Français. ⟨tel-03185227⟩



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