Camille Henrot – Grosse Fatigue, 2013
Last October I went to the Biennale in Venice, where I could see “Grosse Fatigue”, a work by the young french artist Camille Henrot. I really appreciate her way of thinking and working, and this video focuses on her work shown at the Biennal. When I am doing some researches, I am used to look at interviews, it helps me to have a better idea of the person, who is behind the work.
here the website of Camille Henrot
Tacita Dean – Floh, 2001
A homage to Tacita Dean and to Berlin.
»The charm of these images is unmistakable, and their drama must have been heightened as they appeared to
Dean in the flea market in the hot Berlin summer.«
Photography Found and Lost: On Tacita’s Dean Floh, Mark Godfrey
October 114, Fall 2005, pp. 112–113
Hanne Darboven (1941 -2009)
Hanne Darboven at Hamburger Bahnhof until August 31, 2014
“Fin de siècle – Buch der Bilder, 1988-1989, 1992″
Collage, photographs, postcards, pens and felt-tip pen on paper, files.
This post is a homage to the work of german artist Hanne Darboven, one of the leading representatives of Concept Art.
Atlas is my graduation’s project of the Advanced Studies in Photography at the School of Photography of Vevey.
It has been shown for the first time at the beginning of July, as a display of 280 pictures and a vitrine presenting the artist’s book. The work will be part of a group show called “ARCHIVE. The photographic body” opening next September, 13, 2014 at exp12 in Berlin, presenting the work of Anna Meschiari next to Yann Haeberlin and Simon Rimaz, three swiss artist who studied at the School of Photography of Vevey.
»Atlas is the name of the well known Titan that carried the heaven on his shoulders.
It is also the name of the vertebra that supports the skull, one of the craters of the Moon, a satellite of Saturn, the largest butterfly of the world, a bodybuilder, a pizza, a condom, a car radio, a chain of mountains, of the well known work of Gerhard Richter,… Things and beings, places and works of art, by the name of Atlas through the world are countless – and more the images representing it circulation on the Internet. Some have retain me. A collection took shape. But what to a such a profusion? Titanic task… as infinite.
My approach is that of an iconographer, archivist and collector, looking for a possible reading of the world through the multitude of images today to our scope. The realization, by printing, of the images known until that point as virtual one, changed their status. The materialized images reappropriated, acquires a new life. The reappropriation of the images (their processing, their arrangement) allows to resemble the one to the other and gives them lines, a common form, an air of family.
An ephemeral display, as grid, reflects the creative process. It represents how the image collection was made and witnessed. It evokes the navigation on the ocean of web. The time dimension gives here the temporal extent of this undertaking.
Appalling to the proportions of the Internet, at its disproportionate memory, an answer emerges, that of access to human scale, the story of an individual.
The exposed images interact with each other, in a narrative that is reminiscent, in a wink, to the Mnemosyne Atlas of Aby Warburg. If the display suggests the collection, a set of books, as extension, allows a neat picked, personal and singular. Atlas gives its name to many things through the World that the latter, in its broad widths, appears everywhere affected by this appellation. Therefore, the impression of universality closes this project to a imaginary mapping, or an atlas (or parody?) and raises the question of global sharing images.
Atlas can contemplate the vault that he carries – a possible constellation, subjective, among many others.«
At Once – Artist’s Book
The series “At Once” has been conceived as an artist’s book in a edition of 50. The book is presented unbounded and the cover, when opened, creates a poster of the double dimension of the publication. The picture on the inside of the cover reveals a character you cannot really classify: maybe a teenager, a girl, a boy. Conceiving the book during about six months could give me some distance to the images that I’ve made during one year. The result is a collage of pictures that are part of my archive.
The way the photographs have a place in the book, reveals the necessity to narrate within the structure of it. The book is to me a way of thinking, a medium that helps me to cope the reality and give a response to it.
The book allows the work to be seen from many people around the world. “At Once” had the chance to be presented at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013, Bergen Art Book Fair 2013, Vienna Photobook Festival 2014, Zines of the Zone mobile library, is part of a few collections and is making a big trip around the world in the Box of Dummies.