Edition 2017

New Discovery Award

Brodbeck & de Barbuat

In search of Eternity II: wall of wind

Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan

The project In Search of Eternity II takes place in Japan, among the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. It features a symbolic tale about the birth of life on earth, inspired by a saying from the North American Sioux people, which invites us to imagine the spirits of the dead floating between the earth and the sky. This 12-minute video installation is in the form of a long travelling shot across the city, human beings, and the Japanese landscape. Everything seems frozen, despite the constant movement of the camera, leaving the impression that a spirit floats in the middle of the souls and the cities, in a space where time has stopped.

Exhibition curator: Emmanuelle de l’Écotais.
Prints by Okometa, Paris.

  • 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