10 seconds

 photography – artistic direction

10
seconds

Date
2016

Client
– School project

Role
– artistic direction
– photographer
– photo developper

 

We said that the time spent before an artwork of a museum surrounds 6 seconds. At the Louvre, 35 000 artworks are exhibited on the approximately 460 000 that the museum preserve. To see all these works, even for 10 seconds, it would take 3 day and 2 nights non-stop.

This project on the notion of the invisible – launched by the photographer Laura Henno – is a reflection on the perception of artwork in large museum. How do we look at them ? Do they really see them ?

In the course of many visits to the Louvre, I could see that the majority of visitors simply stop by a masterpiece to take it in photography, look at it, then go on, not seeing fugitively the artwork only by interposed screen. I thus immortalized this reccuring practice by showing the true vision that one can have of a painting or a sculpture in the Louvre : a work surrounded by photographer that follow and replace each other.

Afterward, I took up my position as a photographer, removing any person from my photographs to highlight the masterpiece that I’m photographing then, but in an analogical way, making me totally incapable of looking at what I photograph on a screen.

Serie of analog photography, self-made development.

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