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Maneuvering the career path of Alain-Martin Richard

At the end of March, artist Alain-Martin Richard launched a book that charts his impressive career from its early days in the 1970s, to his still active international projects today.

But even people outside of the art world may be familiar with his work, even if they don't know him by name. He's the mind behind l'atopie textuelle, a collaborative art initiative that could easily be mistaken for a simple sculpture.

Our Julia Caron had the chance to sit down with Alain-Martin Richard after he presented at the Colloque Nouveaux Médias: Méthodes et Pratiques. He started by explaining the concept of "manoeuvre" he is best known for: 

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For more details on the 19-ton erratic that was dragged across the town of Amos in 1997, you can read this article by Olafur Gislason.