In May 1927, the «Big River» overflows and floods the entire region, displacing 600 000 people and destroying crops, cities and plantations, particularly on the plain known as «The Delta», cradle of the blues, in the north east corner of the state of Mississippi.

This dramatic event inspired many artists of the area, including some bluesmen : Charlie Patton, John Lee Hooker,… and the writer William Faulkner.

This is the starting point which artists Pamela Moulton and Jacques Moury Beauchamp chose for their installation «Altered Delta», part of the exhibition «Dialogues», at the Sainte Anne Chapel in Tours-La Riche (Loire Valley).
«Dialogues» is one of the exhibitions of the 2008 Photofolies en Touraine biennale.

Liquid element, elements woven, vegetal or human, historic facts, imagined history, blurred frontiers between fiction and reality where time periods, social ranks, musical forms and colors overlap and mix… such is the “dialogue” between the installation artist and the photographer.


Music in Motion

Chapel of the Priory Sainte Anne built in the 16th century, transformed into living quarters at the French revolution, the Sainte Anne Chapel has been home to artistic exhibitions since 2004.
For its 2008 biennale, Photofolies en Touraine enthusiastically accepted the invitation to present photographic works in this unique setting which has become in only a few years a choice venue for contemporary art in the Loire Valley.

Square Roze, La Riche/Tours (in the courtyard behind the Jean Bart café)
Exhibitions can be visited on :
Fridays, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Or by appointment at (33)2 47 37 10 99

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