Native Land, Stop Eject



Terre Natale : Prix Nomad’s 2009

­­The exhibition Native Land, Stop Eject, organized by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in November 2008, presents filmmaker and photographer Raymond Depardon, and urban planner and philosopher Paul Virilio, who propose a reflection on the notions of “taking root” in a given place, and of being “uprooted.” It also attempts to address the questions of identity that are linked to these notions.
The catalog Native Land offers a chance to explore the problematics raised in the exhibition. It demonstrates Raymond Depardon’s affective, identity-based approach as he explores the continents meeting people attached to their land and language. Paul Virilio’s reflection on human paths and movements in today’s world is developed in a previously unpublished text, entitled Stop Eject, backed by a selection of significant images that form a veritable visual stream.

Native Land, Stop Eject
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2008
Softback with dustjacket, 20.5 x 28 cm, 308 pages, 300 color and black and white illustrations
Photographs by Raymond Depardon
Texts by Michel Agier, Bruce Albert, Marc Augé, Raymond Depardon, François Gemenne,
Peter Sloterdijk, Paul Virilio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan, and Ben Rubin
Conversation between Paul Virilio and Raymond Depardon
French version and English version
Distribution outside of France: Thames & Hudson, London—New York
ISBN: 978-2-86925-083-3
Price: 40.10 euros

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