Edition 2021



As part of the collaborative project Kunsthalle Leipzig (2012-2017), in 2013 Jeff Weber and artist Snejanka Mihaylova undertook an initiation journey to study Coptic Christianity, specifically its Gnostic component. The idea of gnosis as a personal path to knowledge resonated with Weber’s photography project Attempt at a Personal Epistemology, which he has been working on since 2009 in an attempt to define the paradoxical place where the artist operates at the crossroads between objective knowledge and private experience. A body of abstract photograms, Untitled (Neural Networks) is the outcome of speculation on neuronal activity and its transposition to a digital circuit. The images of black and white grids are generated by a network of artificial neurons — data processing software that Weber developed to emulate how neurons are interconnected in the brain.

Exhibition curator : Jean-Marc Prévost.

Accessible upon presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2021 pass.

  • 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