Edition 2012

Bertrand Stofleth

Born 1978 in Châtenay-Malabry. Lives and works in Lyon.
ENSP 2002 Bertrand Stofleth’s artistic explorations focus on the way people inhabit a given territory, and investigate the uses and representation of landscapes. In his Autour du belvedere series (Around the belvedere), 2001-2005, he seeks to write a memoir based on a geography rebuilt from scratch. The landscape photo-observatory project carried out in the heart of the regional park of Monts d’Ardèche (since 2005) and in the Hérault valley (since 2010) constitutes a voyage through time that brings to light changes made in the territory. Since 2011 this work on landscape mutations is also focused on urban environments, in particular around the arts residences within the Chambéry medical center and in large residential complexes in Bron. In Rhodanie, paysages déclassés (Rhodanie, decommissioned landscapes), starting in 2008, he constructs through a series of set pieces an iconography of daily life that takes into account the various uses and modifications made of and to a river. He is currently continuing his collaboration with Geoffroy Mathieu, working on a landscape photo- observatory sited near the GR2013 peri-urban trekking path, in partnership with Marseille Provence 2013 and the CNAP.
  • 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