Alan Phelan, photographies réalisées avec la méthode des plaques de verre de Joly, 2019
Alan Phelan, photographies réalisées avec la méthode des plaques de verre de Joly, 2019 

Echos toujours plus sourds

12/11/2020 - 20/12/2020

Centre culturel irlandais 
5, rue des Irlandais 
 
75005 Paris

www.centreculturelirlandais.com   

 
CCI is delighted to present this exhibition by artist Alan Phelan which brings together a selection of his unique Joly Screen photographs and a music video work. Over the past three years, Phelan has worked on reviving a forgotten colour photography process invented in the 1890s by Dublin physicist John Joly; this short-lived process used screens made of red, green and blue lines in conjunction with black and white film. Phelan imagines a visual history this invention never had. To do this, he uses art and historical references spanning over 500 years. The work presents a “counterfactual temporality”, a longer potential history for photography that contextualises it prior to its technical beginnings. Arranged in sequences that mix floral, self-portraits and objects, the photographs’ titles acknowledge their source while creating a new story.