Face on face

7 September 2017. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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A face projected on a face, or the mise en abîme of the identity.

Images that stay in the head

During a workshop day that I conducted as part of the Master Digital Media of the University of Grenoble in November 2016, I photographed the projection of a face on a face made by students, moment after moment. Morgane Le Cœur lent itself to the game of being thus photographed. These images have remained in my memory, and several months later they came out, signifying their presence.

Photos as a movie

I have preserved the series, for it seems to me that the cubism of these images is revealed not in the bosom of each image, but in the relations which they maintain with each other.

It is the “exercise of style” that opens up to the nuances of perception, which we would not, I believe, have in a vision of each image taken in isolation. It is, surprisingly, for me, the time of the circulation of the glance of one to the other that makes them exist each one in depth. In short, pictures to watch as a movie...

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