. art —

Year created:

2001

Si / Jamais

Si/jamais proposes a set of pictures from photographic source that

change by "touching" or a mouse over. By a simple hand movement,

everything suddenly changes, a lake is drained or a building site

becomes a surging sea. The horizon, the separation, the invisible fuzzy

limit in each of these images opens up, like a hidden crack, on an

unsuspected counterproposal. These reversals challenge the visitor in

many ways. They express the built aspect of the landscape in the field

of representation and highlight the countless manipulations made

possible today by digital technology. They also highlight the ambivalent

attitude of the individual toward the natural world, the desire to

dominate it or let oneself be submerged by it. Water, omnipresent in all

the images, establishes a continuity between them and symbolizes in turn

immersion, movement and life, thanks to the many metaphors it can

produce. The work invites us to position ourselves on the side of the

if, the possible, or the never, the definitive in our relationship with

nature.



Si/jamais proposes a set of pictures from photographic source that

change by "touching" or a mouse over. By a simple hand movement,

everything suddenly changes, a lake is drained or a building site

becomes a surging sea. The horizon, the separation, the invisible fuzzy

limit in each of these images opens up, like a hidden crack, on an

unsuspected counterproposal. These reversals challenge the visitor in

many ways. They express the built aspect of the landscape in the field

of representation and highlight the countless manipulations made

possible today by digital technology. They also highlight the ambivalent

attitude of the individual toward the natural world, the desire to

dominate it or let oneself be submerged by it. Water, omnipresent in all

the images, establishes a continuity between them and symbolizes in turn

immersion, movement and life, thanks to the many metaphors it can

produce. The work invites us to position ourselves on the side of the

if, the possible, or the never, the definitive in our relationship with

nature. Click on a part on the image and it changes. New meanings are created through the juxtaposition of disparate landscape images.