Anne Philippe (FR) is a visual artist, architect, doctor of architecture and founder of collective Estann. She is a researcher in architecture at Laboratoire de recherche ATE Normandy and teaches plastic and visual arts at the architecture school of Normandy. Following her architecture diploma, she does a postgraduate degree focussing on the relations between video art and landscape.
She starts her research on architecture and image with a practice of video-dance and founds collective Estann with a choreographer in 1998. Thereafter, she continues her work in the field of contemporary art with the production of videos related to museums and landscapes. Subsequently, she develops a production of films-essays, of video-dance and plastic productions in territories characterised by a lack of legitimacy due to problematics of inhabiting territories in crisis.
anne philippe is fascinated by addressed images in close relation to the places where they are made, because of their potential in creating a collective intimacy and in crossing borders, physically and mentally.
In her PhD research, she establishes their emancipatory and political potential by reconstituting the work of filmmaker Alain Moreau, inventor of the ‘videoletter’ in prison during the eighties. She reflects on the circulation of images as an experience of ‘passage, crossing’ – ‘une experience de la traversée’ – an experience that is proper to cine-architecture.
In 2019, she does a PhD in architecture focussing on the one hand on research between architecture and cinema in France during the seventies at l’Institut de l’Environnement (little French Bauhaus) as well as on exemplary attempts of rethinking television in prison during the eighties in France, at la prison de la Santé, in Paris.
Teacher in plastic and visual arts since 2003, she created the educational course: “Via Cinéma”, inviting the architecture students to engage with video in approaching landscape, architectural and urban issues.