┐ Augustin Rebetez, from joy to colera └

“Augustin Rebetez breathes energy in his works. He has developed a very ownable style over a very short period of time, even though this is not easy to put in a box. With a combination of free and staged photography using his immediate surroundings, he constantly surprises with his work. Augustin is not afraid to cross over with sculpture, film, photography and even drawings. He is one of the rare new and raw talents that the world of photography is waiting for. The fact that he studied in Vevey and lives in the region came as a pleasant surprise for … Continue reading ┐ Augustin Rebetez, from joy to colera └

┐ Emile Barret – photography as an experience └

© Emile Barret, from the series Magnet3 © Emile Barret, from the series Magnet3 © Emile Barret, from the series La Vanité est un Plaisir des Reins © Emile Barret, from the series La Vanité est un Plaisir des Reins © Emile Barret, from the series La Disparition © Emile Barret, from the series La Disparition This MAN’s work is such a breath of fresh air I don’t even know which of his works not to post. Emile’s website here Continue reading ┐ Emile Barret – photography as an experience └

┐ Christian Boltanski – death from within └

© Christian Boltanski, Odessa Monument, 1991. Four gelatin silver prints, lights and wiring “Since the late 1960s, Christian Boltanski (b. 1944, Paris) has worked with photographs collected from ordinary and often ephemeral sources, endowing the commonplace with significance. Rather than taking original photographs to use in his installations, he often finds and rephotographs everyday documents—passport photographs, school portraits, newspaper pictures, and family albums—to memorialize everyday people. Boltanski seeks to create an art that is indistinguishable from life and has said, The fascinating moment for me is when the spectator hasn’t registered the art connection, and the longer I can delay … Continue reading ┐ Christian Boltanski – death from within └

┐ A Prototype for the Futture – la ZAD – 17th November 2012 └

“We have entered La ZAD (Zone A Défendre) – Europe’s largest postcapitalist protest camp – a kind of rural occupy on the eastern edge of Brittany, half and hour’s drive from the city of Nantes.  Like a rebel constellation spread across 4000 acres of forest, farmland and marshes, it takes the form of old squatted farms and fields, DIY strawbale houses, upcycled sheds, theatres and bars cobbled from industrial pallets, hobbit like round houses, cute cabins built with the worlds waste, huts perched frighteningly high in trees and a multitude of other disobedient architectural fantasies. La ZAD has been a … Continue reading ┐ A Prototype for the Futture – la ZAD – 17th November 2012 └

┐ Pauline Fouché └

© Pauline Fouché, from the series Cassures (Cracks), 2002 © Pauline Fouché, from the series Cassures (Cracks), 2002 © Pauline Fouché, from the series Cassures (Cracks), 2002 The Cassures materialize an event-image abundant in the newspapers by reapropriation through the gesture and the image. Abused and reduced to the fragility of their appearance as well as that of their medium, these images attempt to reveal spaces other than those represented, where the subject disconnects itself from its direct relationship to the news, expressing as such a distance between the event and its representation. « Pauline Fouché works with the relationship … Continue reading ┐ Pauline Fouché └

┐ Summer Riots └

photo taken from Le Chat Noir Emeutier “Violent clashes between youths and riot police in the northern French city of Amiens have left 16 officers injured and several public buildings torched in some of the worst rioting in the area for years – reopening the fraught political debate about France’s troubled housing estates. Rioting broke out on deprived estates in the north of the city at 9pm on Monday and raged until 4am. Around 100 youths set fire to cars, a nursery school and a youth centre as well as firing buckshot and projectiles at police officers, who saturated the … Continue reading ┐ Summer Riots └

┐ Wladd Muta └

© Wladd Muta, Hypercops 1 On Mountains, 2011 © Wladd Muta Les pétales des fleurs de grenouilles, “AnUra-Flora“, se développent dans un tout premier temps à partir des tissus pulmonaires du batracien (fig.1.). L’amorce de la mutation utilise les traces génétiques fantômes des branchies du stade larvaire (têtards). Le pétale se constitue ensuite exclusivement sur une base de tissu épithélial humide (muqueuse) respiratoire. L’étalement des tissus s’accompagne, progressivement et en s’amplifiant, d’une hybridation du tramage cellulaire VÉGÉTALE & ANIMALE. Même une fois aboutie, l‘AnUra-Flora gardera toujours cette singularité cellulaire hybride. La fleur se déploie tout autour d’un cœur ; celle-ci … Continue reading ┐ Wladd Muta └

┐ Jean-Noël Pazzi └

© Jean-Noël Pazzi, figure 5 – les cadavres exquis, from the project In(ter)vention © Jean-Noël Pazzi, forêt 6 – paysage, from the project In(ter)vention © Jean-Noël Pazzi, figure 3 – les cadavres exquis, from the project In(ter)vention “Ménager les site frappés de croyance comme indispensable territoire d’errement de l’esprit. Gilles Clément Manifeste du tiers paysage Cela aurait pu être une belle histoire, un doux romantisme entre l’homme et la nature. Mais il n’en est rien. Je trafique, reconstruis et extrais. Je recherche des formes à construire ou à mettre en lumière. La nature a toujours été mon terrain de jeu; … Continue reading ┐ Jean-Noël Pazzi └

┐ Calais: this border kills └

@ Julie Rebouillat,No Border Calais, manif, 27 June 2009 Refugees in Calais find shelter where they can, in spaces left abandoned or neglected by French citizens. Some sleep in the park or under the canal bridges. Most live in one of two kinds of dwellings: (a) squats in deserted buildings, of which there are many in the post-industrial landscape of the town; and (b) the ‘jungles’ or camps made up of tents and makeshift shelters on disused sites and wasteland, usually around the outskirts of the town. These settlements are not just shelters, but homes. Here people sleep; eat; sit … Continue reading ┐ Calais: this border kills └

┐ Laurence Demaison └

© Laurence Demaison, Bobine n°1, from the series Bobines, 2007 © Laurence Demaison, Photographie n°15, 2005 “The photographic work of Laurence Demaison is exclusively made of self-portraits. Since 1994, she has made of her body and her face the subjects and the objects of the photographic exploration to which she is dedicated with obstinacy. Through the various series, she tries out the means which photography offers to dissimulate, to transform, to deteriorate her own image. There is in her work, a sensitive and singular course, almost obsessional. And her steps are perhaps a lucid and reflected search for identity whose … Continue reading ┐ Laurence Demaison └

┐ Vincent Bergerat └

© Vincent Bergerat, Untitled, from the series Photographs & Hybrid, 2008 © Vincent Bergerat, Untitled, from the series Photographs & Hybrid, 2008 « The forms and things appears to someone who is not attached to his own being. In its motion, it is like water, in his rest he is like a mirror, and in his answers, he is like an echo. » Lao Tzu This sentence illustrates the depth of the work of Vincent Bergerat, where others do not exceed the original meaning of representation, his poetry is to go tracing the invisible things behind things and we implying … Continue reading ┐ Vincent Bergerat └

┐ Clémence Veilhan └

© Clémence Veilhan, Julie, from the series Je n’ai jamais été une petite fille © Clémence Veilhan, Laura, from the series Je n’ai jamais été une petite fille   «I do not have photos, stuffed animals, or notebooks of poetry from my childhood.The only thing I have left is one of dresses. This dress is the most beautiful of that period, the one I wore to birthday parties, piano concerts. A princess or model child dress, each little girl at some point had one, or dreamt of having one.  Years later, in Paris, I get ready to go out and … Continue reading ┐ Clémence Veilhan └

┐ Aglaé Bory └

© Aglaé Bory, Untitled, from the series Corrélations, 2006-09 © Aglaé Bory, Untitled, from the series Corrélations, 2006-09 «Corrélations is a series of photographs which portray the daily life of a woman living alone with her child throughout several years during different seasons. Each picture depicts a moment, an interaction, between the little girl and her mother. As they are self-portraits, there is no spontaneity in the photographs, they are all set up and very organized. The shutter release is held in my hand, visible to the spectator in order to indicate the shooting moment, The decisive moment. Even if … Continue reading ┐ Aglaé Bory └

┐ Aurélia Frey └

© Aurélia Frey, Untitled, from the series Juste avant l’orage © Aurélia Frey, Untitled, from the series Juste avant l’orage   “There are interstices in time,  moments when time is suspended, lasting only a few seconds;  each one a fragment of eternity. Such is the calm before the storm : the tension is palpable- in the air, in our faces, in objects themselves : as if at that moment the whole delicate poise of the world was in jeopardy.” More of Aurélia’s work can be seen here Continue reading ┐ Aurélia Frey └