Edition 2021




Closed on 26 September 2021
Fascinated by the image of Mireille Mathieu, a few years ago Reeve Schumacher began accumulating the singer’s vinyl records with the frenzy of a fan or collector. He now owns over 300 of them, which his blade turns into a pixilated collage. The international star’s LP sleeves build an anachronistic bridge between the analog era’s raw material—the vinyl record—and a digital rendering. Two site-specific installations recall the tradition of optical and kinetic art. Beacon is a rotating work that combines sound and stroboscopic flashes. Made of suspended moorings, Echo is a monumental visualization of a reverberating sound wave. As usual, Schumacher combines an organic dimension with mathematics, while curves and fractals generate volumes that unfurl and often converge on a spiral—a recurring form in his work and a gateway to the infinite.

Exhibition curator: Mélanie Bellue.

  • 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