Au-delà de l’image (II), a group exhibition at Paris’ Escougnou-Cetraro Gallery featured works by Rebecca Digne, Laura Gozlan, Emmanuel Le Cerf, Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo), Ludovic Sauvage and David de Tscharner, and ran from Nov 7 until the 19, 2015.
The artists brought together were asked to respond to the image as a material of construction as well as being an integral component of the approach to making work. The exhibition reflects on both the fixed and moving, and pays attention to the intersection between performance, theatre, music, cinema, architecture, painting and sculpture.
The works overlap and are read in relation to each other, connecting the different practices going in the same space, such as Gozlan’s ‘Skinny Dip Unsensory’ (2015) which mounts images from a directory of film archives on top of a sound piece, re-assembling them into an abstract narrative. Digne’s film ‘Épure’ (2015) plays with the malleability of time, creating abstract gestures and geometrics that blend the ancient and modern. Le Cerf’s film installation ‘Distiller’ (2015) creates luminous pulses out of stretching the filmic image, disturbing familiar objects into a science fictional dimension. A mediation on communication, the show picks apart the material and historical aspects of image-making, and the process of representation.**
Exhibition photos, top right.