Restored Aura

Series of 11 digital prints, 420×210 mm, 2016.

An old book from the beginning of the 20th century, found in a flea market. It presents “curiosities and wonders” from all over the world. The images seem exceptionally powerfull and seductive in their grainy, blurried and “lost in time” quality. A poetical mix between painting and photography. I intervene on the photos with the technique of collage, and bring the artworks to a printing center. An employee copies and reprints each work in black and white on an A3 uncoated paper, a format very close to the original size of the book. This outsorced mechanical operation deletes my interventions, restoring the original feeling of displacement.

See the original collages here

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Restored Aura 11, 2016