From 3 to 13 juillet, exhibition until septembre, 19 2010.
Strange – but at the same time so very sensual – Michel Campeau‘s Chambres noires series generates an emotion at once sharp and diffuse: an exquisite melancholy. Begun just over four years ago, this project vigorously targets the death foretold of an artisanal form of photography. And while Campeau’s exploration of these precious darkrooms leads him to conclude that they are home to a fundamentally universal ritual, his sampling of their mnemonic, personal and cultural traces consolidates the resistance, and above all the well-grounded resilience of the master artisans of filmx photography. […]
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