Edition 2019




In White Dreams Extended, the black surface of each image is thought as a receptacle for our emotions, challenging the spectator on the infinite variability of perceptions. Steeve Bauras uses the image to show its ability to reinvent itself depending on the context. By distorting documentary footage from the Second World War, the artist gives a new life to these archives and confronts us with our tendency to consume images without assessing them. This process aims to question our relationship with reality, where redoing and reinterpreting are at stake. By bringing together this unthinkable horror and this self-narrative, the artist incites the spectator to embark on a quest for truth from which the transformation of the traumatic reality contained in these images will begin.
Yves Chatap

Exhibition curator: Yves Chatap.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture