Automatic photo booth

22 March 2012. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

A “Photo Booth” machine with interactive marketing hit me. I made this series of photos into a movie. But in reality, the photos are already in the film series, it is not necessary to change the media.

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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.