From a walk to the approach
May 19, 2017 — Jul 29, 2017
Push the dizziness throughout and to avoid the fall, take a step. That’s what means walking, we get used to it, we even learn it. Gradually, without realizing it, our body throws itself into this movement, we gain a gait which ends by defining us, anchoring us in a presence. The character who, walked so oddly ahead of me, guided my thoughts, my own course helped a little, and the photography was always somewhere near, I united both terms, from a walk to the approach and the name of the exhibition was there. It is for sure, walking, photographers practice it greatly, however it does not make of walking the founding principle of their act. Only few of them grant it an essential extent of their practice, sort of time, a scarp of their existence which step by step defines a journey. It has nothing to do with moving, or the trip, it is an interior reversal, an act of being entirely available to the world. Those ones of them are paying close attention to each loss of balance; they know that in each rearmament of steps the mind is on the edge, to grasp the lightning of the fate. This fate is nothing else but the staging
of their own reality. Here it is, their approach.
Exhibited artists: Frédéric Bellay, Beatrix von Conta, Philippe Herbet and Bernard Plossu.