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À cheval, tout contre lui : fusion et plasticité de la relation à l'animal

Abstract : Based on an artistic practice of sculpture and horseback riding, this thesis in visual artsexplores our relationship with animals, and more specifically with horses. In the same waythat Pygmalion gives form to Galatea, we perceive the artistic gesture as domestication anddressage, a technique allowing us to shape raw material and to frame our ideal companion,thus giving substance to our fantasies. Through an autofictional perspective, we propose atransformation of our identity by suggesting that we consider horseback riding as a trategythatoffers us access to a more powerful, faster, freer body, with greater function. The figure ofthe horseman is representative of the ancient heritage of an iconography of power throughwhich the fantasy of self-representation seems to have taken shape. The demiurge act ofcreation, like the fusion with the animal in the ride, weaves our own fiction, seeming toliberate us from pre-existing forms. This questioning of identity leads us to study the hybridor mimetic strategies and practices of contemporary artists whose aim is to become animaland thus question speciesist boundaries.According to a personal methodology specific to research-creation, we nourish this approachthrough our artistic practice which, in many ways, appears to share our union and expressour fusion. More guilty than ever, in our anthropocene era, in a current situation where theartistic scene evokes the animal as a redemptive figure aiming to redefine the contours ofhumanity, we situate our work in the vein of our predecessors and contemporaries.
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Marion Le Torrivellec. À cheval, tout contre lui : fusion et plasticité de la relation à l'animal. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021TOU20018⟩. ⟨tel-03467926⟩



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