#REphotographie

The theme of this project is appropriating, subverting and sharing photographic artworks in the age of social networks. It consists of 12 pictures of iconic images by famous photographers taken with a smartphone - most of the time during exhibitions at cultural institutions - and shared on the Internet by Instagram users. The works are reframed, filtered, pixelised, etc. Manipulation raises issues about the artwork's authenticity in contemporary digital culture and social practices on the 'rephotographic' act.

This project has been selected as part of the Rencontres d'Arles 2016.


Ce projet a pour thème l’appropriation, le détournement et le partage des œuvres d’art photographiques à l’ère des réseaux sociaux. Il est composé d'une dizaine de tableaux présentant des images iconiques de photographes célèbres, prises à l’aide d’un smartphone - la plupart du temps lors d’expositions dans des établissements culturels - et partagées sur Internet par des utilisateurs de l'application Instagram. Les œuvres y apparaissent recadrées, filtrées, pixelisées… Cette manipulation pose la question de l’authenticité de l’oeuvre d’art dans la culture numérique contemporaine et interroge les pratiques sociales sur l’acte "rephotographique".

Ce projet a été sélectionné et fait parti du programme des Rencontres d'Arles 2016.

 

In Game Photography // Last Of Us

I’ve spent some times experiencing Last Of Us Remastered and its new photo mode. I really love this game, this is one of my favorites actually, and I have had a lot of fun taking pictures as if I was part of its apocalyptic world with my camera. It’s funny to experience this change in the photographic act. The video game become this place where I can photograph the virtual and witness it without an actual camera. It’s a new paradigm shift. I share my experience in the game just like I would share the pictures of my last holidays to Greece.

Snow Of Memories

We're used to taking photographs and store them on hard drives, CDs or DVDs to keep them close to us and remember our precious moments of joy and happiness. We use and need sophisticated devices to materialize and display them on screens and prevent them from fading away. Memories define us as a human being and digital memories are the history books of our lives, an endless combination of 0 and 1 supposed to last through time.

Using black and white as an emulation of nostalgia and numeric interventions, I tried to illustrate this tiny link between our memories and the technology we use to store them. Are those advanced technologies, supposedly safe, a threat to our identities ?