Les Caprices de la Foudre
Winner of the QPN Award
Exhibition in the Atelier in Nantes
from October 21th to November 20th 2022
Les Caprices de la Foudre (The unpredictability of Lighting) relates the importance of a trace, of the lightning in the life of the protagonists. The starting point of the whole series, the lithography of the discharge between the clouds and the earth links the accident at the core of our fiction to the photographic accident: a dust dropped on the negative of the photograph represents this discharge.While light makes visible, lightning nevertheless blinds. The loss of sight comes into play, along with the difficulty, even the inability, to remember. Although photography was the perfect instrument to reveal the unrepresentable phenomenon of lightning and to make the human eye see what it had always been unable to see, it finds itself here, like man, blinded. Just as it becomes a threat to human tissue, lightning attacks the silver salts in the film. It underlines the danger of a formatting of memory fixed in a medium, a danger that we designate by the ephemeral character of photography, of prints, of the randomness of the shooting that are highlighted through the different photographic accidents.
On going Exhibitions
Le Laboratoire de l'Univers
With Le Laboratoire de l'Univers (The Laboratory of the Universe), a group of images taken from different series, I rely on the creativity and imagination of researchers to push back the limits of the detectable and understandable, leading science and art to reinterpret the Universe according to the close relationship they have shared throughout history.
A selection of images will be presented in the group exhibition Valles Marineris as part of the Mulhouse Biennial of Photography "Corps Célestes" from June 4th to August 26th 2022 with the partcipation of MAC-Mulhouse Art Contemporain.
I will be there to present my work on June 10th, 11th and 12th.
Mémoire d’un Futur
My project Mémoire d'un Futur will be presented in the exhibition "IMAGE 3.0" organised by the Jeu de Paume Paris, in partnership with the National Center of Arts (CNAP) from May 20th to September 4th 2022 at the Cellier in Reims.Inspired by the stories of the great discoveries of the 19th century, Mémoire d'un futur proposes to stage a space fiction, an imaginary story showing the possible effects of space travel. While the astronomer was envisaged in the 17th century as the new figure of the explorer, the long-distance traveller, making the analogy between the new world and the other world, Mémoire d'un Futuris inspired by the abundant iconography of the 19th century, which sets up the figure of the explorer as an emblematic figure of society. Closely linked to the imaginary of which it is the vector, it can nevertheless be questioned because it reveals ambitions to appropriate the world.
After a month on board the scientific schooner Tara between Salvador and Rio de Janeiro to observe research on microbiomes, my year 2022 will be occupied with the realization of my project entitled Les Particules, le conte humain d'une eau qui meurt (The Particles, the Human Tale of a Dying Water), which proposes to shed light on the plastic pollution of the ocean and its impact on microorganisms.
Soon a podcast on my experience on board ︎