For these artists, who came to photography without any particular interest in mastering its technology, the point of view is an assigned place that creates a tension between the desire to be passive and an inclination to tinker. It is a place from which the visible is conceived of as a stage. But the spectator is summoned here to a strange spectacle: the action is that of contemplation. The scenery, now a set for a shadow theatre, does not stage a drama to be seen – be it one without visible characters – but sets in turn the spectator in the dense, almost stagnant layering of time.
Year of publication : february 1998
20×30 cm , 92 pages
Selling price : 18,5 €. Text in French and English.
Exhibition dates :
from June 11 to September 11, 1998.
Foreword by Serge Marcoux and Emile Martel.
Essays by Catherine Bédard: “Micropolises and Other Theatres”;
Daniel Arasse: “This Long Past Minute”.
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