Trained as an artist, draughtsman and builder, Louis Émauré has gradually turned towards research at the crossroads of art history, aesthetics and material anthropology. Richard Pereira De Moura, a geographer by training, has chosen a sensitive and plastic expression questioning the ways of inhabiting the Earth. Together, they carry out an inventory and study of architectural forms and, more broadly, of places marked by a strong singularity.
This autumn, they will take advantage of their residency at ISELP to take stock of a research project devoted to the living quarters of Jean Smilowski, a self-taught artist, a “cowboy” of the old town of Lille, who disappeared in 1989 and whose productions are today referenced in the collections of art brut. After years of research and collecting archives, they wish to develop a magazine project to share the results of their investigations.