In a book entitled "The Dance of Life", Edward Hall revealed the multitude of micro interactions that take place between people in daily life unknown to them. I took up this idea in a video entitled Sonate thanks to the use of slow motion and a steadycam, showing both the poetry but also the violence in the miniscule collisions and collusions in a market place in Geneva. Twenty years later, I rediscover the same interest in uncovering the unseen hidden in movement, this time in water. Strange forms that are almost living appear and surprising juxtapositions invite us on an imaginary journey.
In my second novel, Beyond the Surface of the World, some of the characters explore the fabric at the surface of the visible world enabling them to open the way to other possibilities. In this series of photos about water, I have also explored what lies hidden at the surface of things, thanks to movement and the stillness of photography. You will discover unexpected forms that look more like life and the living. Just as the openings in the novel led to exploration and adventure, so these photos invite you on imaginary voyages.
This exhibition is not a documentary of the Fall of Eden. Rather, it is a sideways glance at what remains, hopefully granting a glimpse of beauty concealed in the destruction and decay or capturing fleeting memories, seen as the faint traces of people’s past.