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Bérangère Fromont - Except the Clouds




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Bérangère Fromont - Except the Clouds (Front)

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Bérangère Fromont - Except the Clouds (Spine)

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Bérangère Fromont - Except the Clouds (Back)



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Die-cut softcover with silver printing, edition of 500 copies.

“In a landscape where nothing was recognizable, except the clouds, and in the middle, in a field of forces crossing tensions and destructive explosions, the tiny and fragile human body.” — Walter Benjamin

In this series there are several types of images, accounting for the complexity of the contemporary in these different temporal strata.

Portraits: one young boy, staring at the sun, dazzled, makes the link between the past and the present.

Isolated objects: objects found in abandoned sites, vacant lots, or in the streets. Decontextualized. Each has its own strength and takes on a new meaning. These objects were those used by the demonstrators against police and for the break-in. Everything reuses and transforms itself.

Archive images: the idea of resistance takes on its full meaning. Bodies tirelessly rise up to face the chaos of history as one. The different layers of stories in images with different temporalities. Re-appropriated.

Geometry: always more disturbing, geometry, in Greek, means to survey, it is about the place where one learns to apprehend space. We're back to the stroller. My reflection on the flaneur. The link with Benjamin who was the greatest thinker. Geometry is one of the founding principles of architecture and construction. By its own strict rules, it unites the rules of nature. In itself immutable. The use of geometric images as a formal basis for the construction of the series. The images of chaos revolve around it.

The black: Bérangère's subjectivity as an artist. She is the one who walks and sees. Black as black as anarchy. But also twilight. Will the light win over the black?

https://void.photo/store/excepttheclouds

Pages: 112
Place: Athens
Year: 2018
Publisher: Void
Size: 14 x 21 cm (approx.)

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