Paper faces #1

2 August 2017. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Series of photographs. Cubist faces thanks to the tears of torn up advertising posters

On the suggestion of the photographer Myriam Drosne, when a “paper face” appears to me in the city, its streets or its subways, I keepa photographic track of it. Here is a first series.

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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.