Palissage

22 June 2013. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Series of photographs.

A long pause, in the early evening in June, along the fence that covers the work of the Forum des Halles in Paris. A short course, just trace the beginnings of a project... the long break is one of my watchwords, I practiced a lot in conventional photography, and I am just beginning to reclaim digital.

The title “Pallisage” is a french neologism from “fence” (palissade), “passage” (passage), “smooth” (lissage)...

Portfolio

Because of the mechanical nature of its technical function, photography is for me a matter of time rather than a visual matter : in its silver salts, or its pixels today, it is time which is captured, preserved, reinvented at every glance. Time of life, time of vision, time of poetry.

Painting is the original material of plastic work, which is intimately connected with photography, because it also contains the time of its gesture and its imagination.

Artistic installation, the existence in space and time of artistic forms is crucial because it is the way in which the work is modified by its relation to the spectator.

These practices interact with my work as a filmmaker, have always intermingled.