Victor Segalen Centenary- École des filles05.30 - 06.02.2019
From May 30th to June 2th 2019, the commemoration of Victor Segalen's death will take place at Ecole des Filles, in Huelgoat, under the double sponsorships of Erik Orsenna and Christian Doumet. Titled Victor Segalen in his last decor, fifteen speakers, a musical ensemble, readings, and workshops will honor during 4 days the doctor, sinologist, poet, died on May 21th 1919 near to Ecole des Filles.
The Centenary will be a key moment of the program and for the nation. Indeed, the 8 January 2018 the president Emmanuel Macron honored him in a speech at Xi'an: ... like a neighbor Victor Segalen, came to search in China the bricks and the tiles of her poetry and discover here, in Xi'an, the stale and rich smell of buried centuries.
Pedagogical and collegial projects will also be present during this event, with Opium philosophy student magazine, Victor Segalen Association, Victor Segalen University (UBO) and Jean-Jaurès College in Huelgoat.
Two college classes with her French teacher develop three lines of thought around Segalen, which will be present during the Centenary. Furthermore, during these 4 days, different actors associated with the event will offer workshops for all public, like an initiation to philosophy, the discovery of classical music at the time of Segalen, meetings with authors. This approach corresponds to the culture and education project of this old village schoolhouse for young girls, built in 1910 and rehabilitate into art space. The site location is the democratization of culture, especially by readings, but also by value story and memory of territory.
Every year, since 7 years, during the Ascension Day, the Amis de l'Ecole des Filles Association organize into art space the Victor Segalen Meetings in honor of this major figure of international literature, died in Huelgoat forest. This event is the starting point to Summer of 13 Sundays Festival (May-September) sponsored by Mona Ozouf and Alain Rey.
Thursday May 30th
Rythme de l'ailleurs
Huelgoat College - Inauguration de la fresque et récital d'Equipée
François Cheng - Paroles de centenaire (texte inédit)
Quatuor Segalen (Dominique Lelong, Guillaume Lelong, Brieuc Segalen, Corentin Segalen) - Le voyage en Chine 1909
Colette Camelin - Le rythme de Thibet
Friday May 31th
Rythme de vie. Rythme de l'oeuvre
Marie Dollé - Rythme biographique, rythme de la réception de l'oeuvre
Philippe Postel - Vies rêvées de Victor
Opium Magazine - Vie et création : quel rythme ?
Cécile Coulon - La marathon d'un écrivain
Gisèle Bienne - Blaise Cendrars, l'homme rythme
Saturday June 1th
Rythme des formes
Opium Magazine - Segalen et le monde contemporain : hors tempo ?
Caroline Stein - L'oeuvre photographique de Segalen
Alain Rey - Le voyage des formes
Sunday June 2th
Rythme musical. Un monde sonore
Christian Doumet - Rythmes de la phrase chez Segalen
Jacques Bonnaffé - Lectures de Stèles
Ensemble Gustave - Jean Cras, Benoît Menut, Joseph-Guy Roprartz
Benoît Menut - La Bretagne par l'ailleurs, la Bretagne parle ailleur