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