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Alain Laframboise, Ian Paterson
Performing Eyes

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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