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Bénédicte Blondeau
Ce qu' il Reste

Photographs by Bénédicte Blondeau

Design Joana Durães

XYZ Books, 2019

Edition of 450 copies

Softcover with flaps ,copper paper (offset print + silk screen)

52 pp., 24 duotone and 4 CMYK illustrations

200 x 280 mm

ISBN 978-989-99063-9-6

Item #9247

0.750 9247 EUR 30.00 Add to Cart

Planet earth at night. Seeing the world from above. Everywhere mankind has transformed the landscape, illustrated by the lights of the cities shining in the dark. Planet earth seen from its depths. A wild and spontaneous swinging. Instinctive. Organic.

 Ce qu’il reste is not about rupture. It’s a change of perspective, a movement of come and go from one side to the other, reminding that the environment shaped and controlled by mankind is also fragile and ephemeral. Some things die, others appear. Transform. Regenerate.

Ce qu’il reste is an invitation to travel - in space, but also in time. A journey through images created with a camera. Photography itself is often considered as the medium of the ephemeral. It shows us a moment that undeniably belongs to the past, reveals our passages in a constantly changing reality, like a scar recalling our memories: a metaphor of the fragility of human existence. But it is that same medium which eventually leads the spectator to a change of perspective, showing what remains when the same spaces are left by those who once inhabited them, with their individual stories and collective memories. Far from the turmoil of men, in the silent depths of the earth, an imperturbable and majestic movement continues its slow trajectory undertaken hundreds of millions of years ago. And maybe for eternity.

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