Edition 2022



Since 2016, Fisheye has been exploring the immersive image in all its dimensions at the Rencontres d’Arles. When the terms “metaverse” and “NFT” exploded in 2021 media, it seemed clear to us that these notions and their connection to reality should be analyzed. The Interposed Veil challenges our capacity to identify the boundary between reality and the
virtual. The title quotes French author François-Ren de Chateaubriand: “time is a veil between ourselves and God, as our eyelids are a veil between our pupils and the light.” It also alludes to the work of William S. Burroughs, notably Naked Lunch, in which boundaries are blurred through the use of alcohol and pyschotropics. With new works by Joan Fontcuberta, the collective Obvious, and the duo Pussykrew, The Interposed Veil asks into the promise of evolving immersive technologies and what we really want from them.

Joan Fontcuberta and Pilar Rosado, Obvious (Hugo Caselles-Dupré, Pierre Fautrel, Gauthier Vernier), Pussykrew (Ewelina Aleksandrowicz, Andrzej Wojtas).

Exhibition curator: Benoit Baume.

  • 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
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

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