Edition 2008


Nantua, Landscapes 2008

Video/ Sculpture Installation. Somewhere between video and Arte Povera, Pauline Fargue’s installation – a huge-format static video projection combined with eight wooden sculptures fixed to the floor – offers the viewer a disturbing fusion of image and reality. In the exhibition space the sculptures reference eight posts seen emerging from water in the video image, on which two bodies remain frozen in a verticality nothing disturbs: neither the passing of time nor the uninterrupted movement of the landscape. Any spectator who so wishes can perch atop one of the sculptures and undergo the dual experience of looking around and at the same time facing his own mise en abyme. This installation was created with the assistance of architects Laurent Capitani and DJ Sylvain Takerkart.
Landscapes 2008
Staged in an evolving luminous design, the photographs appear and vanish to create a singular length of gaze.  The subjects are captured mid-gesture, mid-pose or in a moment of life where, in fact, they are no longer subjects but objects of the world and their  experiences – at the precise moment when they have dropped their  guard and are immersed in the thickness of the present; when they  offer us their disconcerting vulnerability.

Exposition présentée au Capitole.

  • 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